The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, is a federal statute signed into law by President Obama in 2010 and is the most significant regulatory overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid.
October 2nd, 2018
I introduced H. Res. 1089 to ensure that any healthcare plan crafted by Congress to replace Obamacare would protect patients with pre-existing conditions from high costs and limited health insurance options.
February 13th, 2018
I strongly supported passage of a two-year federal budget that makes a massive leap in rebuilding America’s armed forces while delivering almost $90 billion in disaster relief for Texas and all American families and...
January 22nd, 2018
I released the following statement in response to the passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government through February 16, 2018:
November 1st, 2017
I reintroduced two bills recently aimed at lowering health insurance premiums and making lifesaving drugs and devices available to American patients suffering from chronic and life-threatening conditions.
October 2nd, 2017
Seems like the best day possible for clarity on arms in America. Skip over the matters of protection and hunting. Those things are obviously protected in the 1791 establishment of the 2nd of the Ten Amendments to The US...
July 31st, 2017
Recently on the Senate floor, I reiterated the importance of Republicans coming together to keep their promise to get rid of Obamacare. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.
July 18th, 2017
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I discussed the updates and revisions made to the Senate Republican plan to reform health care after additional input by Members. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can...
July 12th, 2017
When Republicans in Congress began working on our health care reform plan earlier this year, I asked folks from around the state to tell me about their experiences under Obamacare. The response was overwhelming.
July 3rd, 2017
Last week on the Senate floor, I stressed the importance of upholding the promise Republicans have made for seven years to replace the failed Obamacare law with real health care reform. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and...
June 27th, 2017
Republicans are trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s mandate forcing nearly all Americans to pay a tax if they don’t have health insurance. But they’ve just proposed a new penalty of their own for people who go without...
July 30th, 2018
I issued the following statement applauding House passage of H.R. 184, the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017; H.R. 6311 the Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018; and...
January 29th, 2018
This past week, I was proud to join Sen.
December 12th, 2017
I appeared on Fox News’ ‘The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino,’ The Sean Hannity Radio Show, and KTRH’s Michael Berry show on Thursday and Friday.
October 13th, 2017
Yesterday I issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s intention to expand the use of association health and short term insurance plans:
August 22nd, 2017
Yesterday I toured Sysco Central Texas, Inc. in New Braunfels, where I held a town hall with employees. Following my town hall, I delivered remarks at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
July 31st, 2017
Last week I spoke with reporters following the Senate’s health care vote. Below are excerpts of my comments. Watch highlights of my comments here.
July 18th, 2017
According to Steve Forbes, Editor of Forbes Magazine - Medicaid is our problem in reforming the failed Obamacare.
July 11th, 2017
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I discussed the ongoing effort to replace Obamacare with real health care reform. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.
June 30th, 2017
This is what defeat looks like. Exhausted, bleeding, and encrusted in the gore of the battlefield, the soldiers have fought a good fight, but all hope has left them. Enemies surround them and now press in for the kill. It’s...