"The people of Louisiana deserve a health care system that works for them, and I am committed to expanding access to affordable, patient-centered coverage that allows all Americans to have the freedom and flexibility to choose health care that fits their unique needs."
America’s health care system is broken. For too long, government interference has stifled innovation, restricted access to new treatments, and limited the free market. Overregulation has created an expensive and inflexible system that focuses more on bureaucracy and payment-processing than patients and doctors.
Americans deserve a health care system that works for them. We must give choice back to the American people, and allow them the freedom and flexibility to choose healthcare that fits their unique needs. As Congress works to expand affordable, patient-centered health insurance choices for all Americans, it is imperative that we also ensure access to coverage, regardless of age, income, pre-existing conditions, or circumstances, and encourage marketplace competition and the development of life-saving drugs, devices, and therapies.
Please know that I will support legislation that encourages marketplace competition so that every Louisianan has access to affordable health insurance options. It is also critical that we reduce unnecessary federal regulations on the health industry to encourage the development of life-saving devices and therapies. Additionally, we must always uphold our commitment to aging Americans by protecting Medicare.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld exemptions to the Affordable Care Act’s requirement for employers to provide insurance coverage that includes contraception. The court ruled 7-2 in favor of the Trump administration and the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic charity.
LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement of support after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $190,781,430 in funding to expand Coronavirus testing in Louisiana. The funding is made available through the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.
“Louisiana needs to reopen our economy at 100% capacity. This expansion of testing will expedite that effort, and we’ll continue to work with our federal partners to provide necessary resources for Louisiana.”
LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) has pushed several measures in recent weeks to protect U.S. interests and hold China accountable for its deception on the origin and spread of coronavirus.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) and Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., (R-LA) sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, requesting assistance in expanding COVID-19 testing for offshore oil and gas workers.
LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced additional funding for three 3rd District community health centers, which was made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This follows $218,961 in community health center funding that was announced on March 27, 2020.
Below are updates regarding the federal response to COVID-19, resources for individuals and small businesses, and health tips from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). We’re attacking this new virus with a whole-of-government focus, in close coordination with our States. As a nation, we are working as quickly as possible to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, seek the most promising treatment, and develop a safe and effective vaccine.
LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced that three 3rd District community health centers will receive $218,961 in supplemental funding for COVID-19 response efforts.
- Teche Action Board will receive $70,659.
- SWLA Center for Health Services will receive $72,222.
- Iberia Comprehensive Community Health Center will receive $76,080.
Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:
LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after President Trump granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Louisiana.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) voted to pass H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which makes coronavirus testing free and provides financial protections for working Americans. The legislation passed with bipartisan support and was endorsed by President Trump.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 2339, a bill that would ban flavored tobacco products.