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Arrington Applauds Federal Court’s Decision to Reinstate Texas’ Trump-Approved Medicaid Waiver

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LUBBOCK, TX — Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) issued the following statement applauding a federal district court’s decision to issue a preliminary injunction after the Biden Administration unilaterally and unconstitutionally rescinded a Texas’ Medicaid waiver, which had been previously approved by the Trump Administration. “Once again, our judicial system has stopped the overreach of the Biden...

Arrington Leads Texas Republicans in Amicus Brief On Rescission of Texas’ Medicaid Waiver

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WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Reps. Jodey Arrington (TX-19), Kevin Brady (TX-8), Michael Burgess (TX-26), and Dan Crenshaw (TX-2) led the entire Texas Republican delegation in filing an Amicus Brief in support of the State of Texas’ lawsuit against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS’s unprecedented action to rescind the extension of Texas’s Medicaid 1115 Waiver, leaving the future ...

Arrington Introduces Drug Pricing Bills to Stop Foreign Freeloading and Protect Rebates for Seniors

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2021 CONTACTS: Christian McMullen, (806) 224-5216 Reilly Knecht, (806) 252-6133 Arrington Introduces Drug Pricing Bills to Stop Foreign Freeloading and Protect Rebates for Seniors WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) recently introduced two important pieces of legislation to lower prescription drug costs by fighting back against foreign freeloading and...

Arrington Releases Statement on Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act Decision

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WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement following the Supreme Court’s decision rejecting a Texas led challenge to the Affordable Care Act: “Today, the Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, saying states failed to demonstrate harm stemming from the disastrous healthcare law. However, millions of American patients paid the Indivi...

Arrington Leads Bipartisan Legislation to Support Rural Health Care Providers

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WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) and his Democrat colleagues introduced the Accountable Care In Rural America Act. This legislation would improve the performance standards for health care providers who participate in Medicare’s Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) which are part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program. ACOs encourage hospitals, physicians, and other providers to...

Arrington, Spanberger Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Lower Drug Costs, Bring Greater Transparency to Prescription Drug Pricing Negotiations

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WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Representatives Jodey Arrington (R-TX-19) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) introduced bipartisan legislation to tackle the prescription drug affordability crisis, hold pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) accountable, and lower drug costs for American patients. A 2020 Gallup poll showed that nearly nine in 10 U.S. adults were concerned about rising drug costs amid the COVID-19 pan...

Arrington Fights for Access to Home Health & Telehealth for Seniors

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Reps. Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Terri Sewell (D-AL), Mike Kelly (R-PA), and Mike Thompson (D-CA) reintroduced the Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth (HEAT) Act, a bipartisan bill to provide Medicare reimbursement for audio and video telehealth services furnished by home health agencies during the COVID-19 emergency and future public health emergencies. U.S. Senators Sus...

ICYMI: Arrington Joins First Hearing as New Member of Joint Economic Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) spoke at the Joint Economic Committee hearing on vaccinations and economic recovery, his first hearing since being newly appointed by Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23). Click here to watch full remarks Excerpt of remarks delivered: “Good to be with you and great to join the Joint Economic Committee. This is a great group of thi...

Arrington Healthcare Reform Bills Pass in Final Week of Congress

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WASHINGTON – On Monday, December 21st, the House and Senate passed several pieces of healthcare reform legislation led by Rep. Arrington. “Rural hospital closures and prescription drug pricing are two of the most urgent and consequential issues facing our country, said Rep. Arrington. Patients in rural America deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing their families can access care in case...

Rep. Arrington Urges State to Get COVID Vaccine to Rural Hospitals

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WASHINGTON – Tuesday, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) sent the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) a letter stressing the importance of rural hospitals receiving COVID vaccine shipments as soon as possible. Despite the fact that 15% of the state’s population lives in rural areas, rural hospitals were excluded from the first round of vaccine distribution. “Rural hospitals throughout West ...