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December 22, 2020
Washington, D.C. – As this year’s January 15 FAFSA deadline approaches, legislation authored by U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) to expand access to federal financial and simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was included in the COVID relief package, just approved by Congress. He released this statement:
December 21, 2020
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chairman of the House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee, released this statement on the upcoming House vote today on the COVID relief package and government funding:
December 6, 2020
With the virus surging, now is especially not the time to be without health insurance. Open Enrollment is the short period during which you can enroll in health insurance, choose your plan, or switch to a better plan. Open Enrollment is underway right now, but you have only until Dec. 15 to sign up. Make the top priority on your holiday shopping list buying yourself and your loved ones health security.
December 3, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Last night, the U.S. Senate passed U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett’s (D-TX) bipartisan Republic of Texas Legation Memorial Act (H.R. 3349) to pave the way for a commemoration of the Texas Legation in Washington, D.C., marking in our capital the chapter of Texas history when it was an independent nation. The House of Representatives passed Doggett’s bill in September. Following Senate passage, assisted by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), the legislation heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law this month.
November 27, 2020
Caution tape surrounds playground equipment in South Austin on April 1. As children spend more time at home during the pandemic, working parents may find it difficult to constantly supervise their play. It's especially important to keep dangerous toys out of the home this holiday season while parents may be managing multiple responsibilities and not always watching over children at play, a new report says.
November 27, 2020
As coronavirus cases spike across the nation, San Antonio officials are sending out another, but just as important, public health message: Enroll in health insurance. Dec. 15 is the last day to choose a health plan on the federal health exchange known as — a deadline many officials and experts believe will not be extended, despite the pandemic wreaking havoc on the U.S. economy and a strained health care system.
November 24, 2020
More than 18 percent of San Antonians under the age of 65 did not have health insurance as of last year, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, this means San Antonio families are more at risk for financial ruin should they get sick, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said during a press conference Tuesday to highlight local programs residents can utilize to help them sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Dec. 15 is the deadline for open enrollment.
November 20, 2020
Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chairman of the House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee, released this statement immediately following President Trump’s remarks regarding drug pricing measures:
November 13, 2020
Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act health insurance began on Nov. 1 – and ends Dec. 15. In a press conference on Monday, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Mayor Steve Adler, Council Member Greg Casar, Foundation Communities Executive Director Walter Moreau, and local musician Lesly Reynaga urged people to apply for health insurance in the short window they have, especially during COVID-19.
November 6, 2020
Austin, T.X. – As Central Texas COVID-19 infections rise and the uninsured crisis deepens with continued unemployment, community leaders join together to promote Open Enrollment, when families can sign up to get Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage. Despite attempts to eliminate the ACA and strip away protections for people with pre-existing conditions, it remains the law of the land—and so the health care marketplace is still available for those seeking insurance coverage for 2021. Open Enrollment lasts through December 15.