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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 ...

Reps. Arrington, Sewell, Ruiz, and Hudson Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Remove Barriers to Innovative Multi-Cancer Screening Technology for Medicare Beneficiaries

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WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Reps. Jodey Arrington (TX-19), Terri Sewell (AL-07), Raul Ruiz (CA-36), and Richard Hudson (NC-08) introduced H.R. 8845, the Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act, legislation to ensure timely Medicare coverage of groundbreaking early cancer detection tests for our nation’s seniors. The bipartisan legislation recognizes emerging advances in our nation’s fight...

Arrington Commends Trump Administration on Final Drug Pricing Transparency Rule

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WASHINGTON – Following Department of Health and Human Service Secretary Alex Azar’s finalized drug pricing regulation, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19), congratulated him and the Trump administration on their policy leadership. “Drug costs are the fastest growing expenditures in health care, causing some seniors on fixed incomes to ration food, electricity, and even critical medical treatment,” said A...

Rep. Arrington Recognizes National Rural Health Day

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19), Co-Chair of the bipartisan Ways and Means Committee Rural and Underserved Communities Task Force, recognized National Rural Health Day (NRHD). “Over the last eight months, Americans everywhere, including those living in rural communities, have a renewed appreciation for their healthcare providers and the importance of access to critical care,” expl...