Health Care

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Historic Investments in Build Back Better Act

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of the Build Back Better Act, delivering historic investments to American families and communities. “The Build Back Better Act delivers meaningful results for Houston families, lowering costs for health care, child care, and family care; investing in our children’s education and opportunities; and expanding access to health care,” said ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Community Conversation on Mental Health

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) held a virtual Mental Health Community Conversation last night. The event featured Dr. Andy Keller, President and CEO, at the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute; Angelina Hudson, Interim Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Health of Greater Houston; and Wayne Young, Chief Executive Officer at the Harris Center. They discussed the importan...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads Call To Keep Medicaid Expansion Incentives in Place

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), along with 23 colleagues, is calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to keep Medicaid expansion incentives in the Build Back Better Act. The request comes after reports that Congressional Leadership is considering repealing the Medicaid expansion incentives passed in the American Rescue Plan Act earlier this year. In a l...

Reps. Lizzie Fletcher And Jaime Herrera Beutler Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Invest In and Improve Mental Health Care

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COCM Act

Today, Congresswomen Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) introduced bipartisan legislation to help improve mental health care for people across the country. Through the pandemic, Americans have experienced increased rates of anxiety, depression, and trauma, with an approximately 4 in 10 adults reporting symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder. Recent Census data shows, how...

Houston Chronicle: Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act, tossing Texas challenge

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Democrats were energized by the decision, which landed as a group of Texas Democrats in Congress rolled out legislation aimed at expanding Medicaid in states such as Texas. The bill would let local leaders bypass states to accept federal resources directly, essentially letting cities and counties opt to expand Medicaid.... Reps. Lizzie Fletcher and Sylvia Garcia of Houston, Veronica Escobar of El Paso and Henry Cuellar of Laredo are also supporting the bill.

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Representative Ann Johnson Host Virtual Town Hall on Expanding Health Care in Texas

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Screenshot: Virtual Town Hall on Expanding Health Care

Last night, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and State Representative Ann Johnson (HD-134) held a virtual town hall on expanding health care in Texas. They discussed efforts at the federal and state levels to make health care more accessible and answered constituent questions. “As the pandemic has shown, keeping our communities healthy by expanding access to health care is essential. Unfortun...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher: Families Can Start Saving Money on Health Care Starting Today

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See How Much You Can Save Using This Calculator Starting today, people who enroll for health care through HealthCare.gov will be able to take advantage of increased savings and lower costs provided by the American Rescue Plan. Under the American Rescue Plan, many people who buy their own health insurance directly through the HealthCare.gov marketplace will become eligible to receive increased tax ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Highlights Key Provisions in American Rescue Plan to Support Texans During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) today highlighted how the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) supports Texas families, workers, and individuals through the COVID-19 pandemic with the following statement. The ARP provides a new round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP) to an estimated 88 percent of Texans, expands federal unemployment impact benefits through September 6, 2021, and supports families ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces $61.9 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Community Health Centers Across Houston

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher announced that ten community health centers across Houston will receive more than $61.9 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds. Specifically, health centers will be able to use the funding to support and expand COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and treatment for vulnerable populations; deliver needed preventive and primary health care services to those at highe...