I believe all Americans deserve access to quality and affordable health care. I am committed to ensuring the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is fully carried out and that constituents in the 33rd District receive needed care and services to lead productive and healthy lives. As part of the Congressional Black Caucus, I sit on the Health Care Taskforce that is focused on this important issue.
The Affordable Care Act was fully implemented by 2014 and has helped make every family eligible for health coverage. Among the benefits, the Act allows young people to stay on their parents’ insurance until the age of 26. Hundreds of thousands of young Texans are now covered as a result of the new law. The Affordable Care Act also makes Medicare prescription drug coverage more affordable. Since the law was enacted, Texans have saved over $2 million on prescription drugs. The law protects those with pre-existing conditions, covers preventive services with no deductible or co-pay, and provides many other critical protections and services.
To learn more about the Affordable Care Act and how it benefits Texas families, read our ACA FAQ's or visit: www.healthcare.gov
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Washington, D.C. - Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after President Trump announced Tenth Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee to serve as the next Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:
Washington, D.C. – As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday we must remember the many Americans who live with limited access to affordable and nutritious food. That is why Congressman Marc Veasey introduced H.R. 6343, the Farmers Markets for Food Deserts Act, to ensure that families living in food deserts have reliable access to fresh and nutritious foods year-round.
Washington, D.C. — On September 28, 2016, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, introduced H.R. 6215, the Medicaid Gap Relief Act, to automatically exempt families under the federal poverty level from paying a tax penalty for failure to have qualifying health coverage. As of 2016, 19 states have blocked Medicaid expansion that would benefit millions of low-income families in their quest to undermine the President’s signature achievement.
Dallas / Fort Worth, TX - Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced $16 million in new Zika funding would be distributed to 40 states and territories with $720,000 in new funding dedicated to the state of Texas:
Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after the Supreme Court struck down Texas’ HB2 law, ruling abortion clinic restrictions unconstitutional:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, is devoted to ensuring that all Americans have the tools they need to lead healthier lives. That is why for the fourth year in a row, Rep. Veasey introduced H. Res 719 designating the month of May as “Health and Fitness Month,” to inspire increased physical fitness in communities nationwide and to help children and families adapt healthy choices into their everyday routines.
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