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WASHINGTON— Eighty rural hospitals have closed their doors since 2010, including 19 permanently or temporarily in the state of Texas. Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) introduced the Healthcare Enhancement for America’s Rural Towns (HEART) Act, budget-neutral legislation aimed at preventing future closures by extending two Medicare payment programs rural hospitals have long depended on to provide care for their patients.
Congressman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) led a letter with nearly half of his Republican freshman colleagues, urging the Senate to repeal Obamacare.
“The American people gave our party control of the White House and the Congress based in part on our promise to repeal Obamacare and bring much-needed reform to our health care system,” the letter reads.
It points to the “uncontrollable increase in deductibles and premiums” and says repealing Obamacare is the “lynchpin to successfully advancing our conservative agenda,” including tax reform.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) voted in support of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) – legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, the same day two more insurers announced their intention to pull out of Obamacare status insurance markets.
WASHINGTON - Today House Republicans unveiled several key conservative changes to the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare that Congressman Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) fought to include in the legislation during its markup in the House Budget Committee. Arrington is the only Republican from Texas on the committee.
Washington – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by newly elected Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) that would protect taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortions through government programs, like Medicaid. The legislation does so by making the Hyde Amendment permanent and government-wide. In support of the legislation, Arrington gave a heartfelt speech on the House Floor.