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Jun 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Veasey (TX-33) joined his colleagues to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act—a bold legislative package that builds on the Affordable Care Act to lower health costs and prescription drug prices for all Americans. The legislation includes provisions to increase health care access and includes a measure similar to one led by Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) that would incentivize states to expand Medicaid.

Jun 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) and Members of the Texas Congressional Delegation urged Governor Greg Abbott to take additional steps to allow cities and counties to institute enforceable stay-at-home orders at their discretion. Governor Abbott has pursued one of the most aggressive economic reopening strategies in the United States that has resulted in skyrocketing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Texas. 

Jun 9, 2020 Press Release

Fort Worth, Texas — Mercy Clinic today announced it has launched rapid COVID-19 testing, together with CVS Health at its South Fort Worth clinic.  Licensed health care providers from MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, and CVS Pharmacy colleagues will staff the testing operation. 

Mar 16, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC – In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, Congressmen Marc Veasey (TX-33) and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) wrote a letter urging the Food and Drug Administration to ensure availability of existing drugs that have shown promise to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. Specifically, the letter requests information regarding the obstacles to procurement for chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine—compounds that are both potential broad-spectrum antiviral drugs that researchers say could prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Mar 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Marc Veasey (D-TX) along with Reps. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX), and Pete Olson (R-TX), led the entire Texas House Congressional Delegation to protect Medicaid funds for Texas hospitals by sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) highlighting several concerns over a proposed rule aimed at altering Medicaid financing, that would detrimentally impact Texas.

Feb 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution (H.Res 826) led by Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) that expresses disapproval of the Trump Administration’s illegal Medicaid block grant plan, a plan inviting states to cap and slash the Medicaid program. This harmful plan would essentially allow states to receive a waiver to block grant their Medicaid programs for certain low-income Medicaid recipients, and have the impact of weakening the entire program and pushing Medicaid recipients off their much-needed, life-saving health care coverage.