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. A seat on the Ways and Means Committee, which presides over revenue related aspects of Medicare and social services programs, ensures a voice for rural America will be heard.

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. 

Arrington Commends Trump Administration on Enforcing SNAP Work Requirements

December 05, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced changes to prevent states from waiving work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) […] Read More

Arrington Introduces Legislation to Support Rural Health Care Providers

November 21, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-1) introduced H.R. 5212 the Accountable Care In Rural America Act, which would improve the performance standards for health care providers who participate in Medicare’s Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), which are […] Read More

U.S. House Passes Arrington-Spanberger-Boyle Bill to Increase Negotiation Transparency, Lower Costs of Prescription Drugs

October 29, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 403-0 to pass the Public Disclosure of Drug Discounts Act (H.R. 2115) – bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19), Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA-7), and Congressman Brendan Boyle […] Read More

Arrington Speaks Out Against Democrats’ Big Government Drug Pricing Proposal

October 17, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) spoke out against House Democrats’ big government drug pricing proposal (H.R. 3) during a hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee. The proposal would implement government-controlled pricing […] Read More

Arrington Applauds President Trump’s Executive Order to Improve, Strengthen and Protect Medicare

October 03, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement on President Trump’s executive order to provide more choice, eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse, and lower costs for Medicare beneficiaries in West Texas and across […] Read More

Arrington Appointed Co-Chair of Ways and Means Committee Rural Task Force

July 16, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) was appointed co-chair of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Rural and Underserved Communities Heath Task Force, alongside Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2), Congressman Danny Davis (IL-7), and Congresswoman Terri […] Read More

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