issues

Healthcare

It’s time to repeal and replace Obamacare.

In Congress, I fight to ensure every American has the right to affordable and quality care. Unfortunately, one of our federal government’s most costly and disastrous laws has made that impossible. Obamacare has failed our middle and working class families who have seen an uncontrollable increase in deductibles and premiums. It has failed our providers, who spent years pursuing their passion for healing our sick, but now find themselves spending more time filling out paperwork than caring for their patients. It has failed our small businesses that create 64% of the jobs in this country. Although the pathway of Obamacare has been paved with good intentions, it has led to a series of disastrous unintended consequences.

Obamacare has left our nation sick, and when America is sick, rural America is in the ICU!

There are 29 rural counties in District 19 that consist of agriculture producers, oil and gas and renewable energy operators, community bankers, and community hospitals. Like many rural areas throughout the country, our district is feeding and clothing the American people, bolstering our economy and strengthening our national security. While large hospitals also suffer under Obamacare, community hospitals are simply unable to handle the crushing weight of Obamacare’s shrinking reimbursements, regulatory burden, and unfunded mandates. Since Obamacare was implemented, 80 rural hospitals have closed and 600 more are in danger of closing. Without access to quality healthcare, our hard-working families in middle America are left high and dry.

One of the great travesties of Obamacare is not just the damage done to our economy, but the destruction of a way of life for over 60 million Americans who call small town America their home. Whether it’s producing reliable and affordable energy, or a safe and abundant supply of food – people from all over the country rely on rural communities to make America great. We must repeal Obamacare, restore market forces, and return to patient-centered care.

As House Republicans work together to create a better plan for our healthcare, we will implement the following ideas:

  • More choices and lower costs. We must allow consumers to make choices for their healthcare – not the government. The GOP plan gives you more control and more choices; not more mandates.
  • Real protection and peace of mind. Regardless of age, income, medical conditions or circumstances, our plan will ensure you will not have your coverage taken away.
  • Cutting edge cures and treatments. When we remove red tape and bureaucracy, it will accelerate the development of life-saving devices and therapies.
  • A stronger Medicare. Our plan protects Medicare for seniors and finds a way to preserve it for future generations. 

Abilene Reporter-News: Arrington outlines successes, challenges at Abilene chamber legislative forum

September 11, 2018

U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington addressed military strength, tax reform, the farm bill and reflections on the 9/11 terrorist attacks at a Chamber of Commerce legislative luncheon Tuesday. Acknowledging the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist […] Read More

August in Photos

September 07, 2018

School is back in full swing, and in a few short weeks, summer will turn to fall. It sure went fast, but as I reflect on the month of August I think of the good-hearted, […] Read More

Arrington Holds West Texas Rural Summit

August 23, 2018

LUBBOCK – On Wednesday, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) hosted a “West Texas Rural Summit” with over 70 community leaders from across the region to discuss issues including the opioid epidemic, rural healthcare, and economic development. […] Read More

Special Order on Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

March 27, 2018

Congressman Jodey Arrington delivered a speech on the House floor in defense of the unborn and in condemnation of California for forcing pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise abortion options. Read More

House Floor Speech on Rural Health Care

Congressman Jodey Arrington delivered a speech on the House floor on the importance of rural health care. Read More

Arrington Leads Letter to Protect Rural Access to Health Care

February 05, 2018

Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) led a letter to House leadership with twenty of his colleagues urging an immediate extension of expired Medicare payment programs that support rural hospitals and help protect local access to health […] Read More

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