Marc is a longstanding supporter of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which to date has provided quality, affordable health coverage for hundreds of thousands of North Texans. As a state legislator, Marc fought to expand Medicaid coverage in Texas under ACA, which would have closed the health coverage gap and brought billions of Texas taxpayer dollars back home to support our state economy. As a member of Congress, he has continued the push to expand access to affordable medical care for Texas families by hosting enrollment workshops to help people get the coverage they need.
Marc has also been a longtime champion of women’s health care. In the state legislature, he fought to block Republican proposals to cut funding for women’s health and force women to submit to invasive vaginal ultrasound examinations. He knows how important it is for women to be empowered to make their own healthcare decisions.
More from Marc on Healthcare:
- Since joining Congress, Marc has brought over $61 million in federal grant funding to North Texas, including funds for ACA enrollment, new health care centers, and expanded children’s healthcare.
- H.RES.249, May is Health & Fitness Month: Marc introduced this resolution to encourage all Americans to take a pledge to make healthier lifestyle choices.
- Community Walk & Health Fair: Marc has organized annual events each May in Washington and here in North Texas to motivate people to embrace healthy, active lifestyles. These events have included health fairs, community walks, community fitness days, and a healthy cooking class.
- ACA Enrollment: Marc has consistently participated in local events to get residents here in the Metroplex to enroll in quality, affordable healthcare.
- H.R. 6343: In 2016 Marc introduced the Farmers Markets for Food Deserts Act, to ensure that families living in food deserts have reliable access to fresh and nutritious foods year-round.
- H.R. 6215: In 2016, Marc also introduced the Medicaid Gap Relief Act, to automatically exempt families under the federal poverty level from paying a tax penalty for failure to have qualifying health coverage.