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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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.
Gear Up for My May Health Events!
Every year, I recognize the month of May as “May is Health and Fitness Month” in an effort to encourage healthy, active lifestyle choices. This year, I have scheduled FREE family friendly fitness events in the 33rd Congressional District and in Washington, D.C. to get you and your family moving!
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Tarrant County and Dallas County Community Fitness Days.
Everyone in the Texas' 33rd Congressional District is invited to come walk the track with U.S. Congressman Veasey and participate in free health screenings, outdoor activities in collaboration with Eugene McCray Seniors, Dunbar High School Drumline and Prancing Kittens, Ryan Family YMCA Zumba, Blue Zones Project, and many more!
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, TX-30, led 8 members of Texas’ Democratic Congressional Delegation in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and Congressional Appropriators urging support for emergency supplemental funding to combat the Zika virus. The Zika virus originated in Brazil in 2015 and presents an imminent public health threat to the rest of the Western hemisphere, especially for pregnant women in the affected regions.