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March 11, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, provided the below statement on the latest estimation from Metro Health Medical Director Junda Woo that coronavirus tests can cost up to $2400 for patients without insurance, or $480 for those with a 20% copay:
March 10, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee and member of the House Budget Committee, questioned the Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist about the Trump Administration’s failures regarding the evacuation of cruise ship passengers into quarantine at Lackland Air Force Base—refusing to test the passengers before leaving California, taking all positive evacuees off base, and declining to send protective gear to our local health centers, among other points of questioning.
March 8, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, released the following statement regarding the new evacuees coming to quarantine at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio:
March 6, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Chairwoman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, and Representative Rosa DeLauro, Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, submitted two inquiries to the Trump Administration regarding the affordability and readiness of coronavirus testing across the United States. As longtime advocates for patients against exploitative industry profiteering, they are working to ensure that the testing necessary to curb a looming American pandemic does not fall prey to such tactics.
March 6, 2020
Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, released the following statement commending Austin Mayor Adler’s courageous decision to cancel SXSW. Rep. Doggett said:
March 4, 2020
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, released the following statement on the emergency coronavirus supplemental appropriations package that the House is set to consider today:
March 2, 2020
A person once quarantined at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland but released into the larger community tested “weakly positive” for the virus that causes COVID-19, health officials confirmed Sunday.
March 2, 2020
Last Tuesday, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) medical specialist responsible for respiratory diseases, told the unsettling truth about the coronavirus: “We will see community spread in this country...it’s not so much a question of if this will happen, but rather... exactly when this will happen....Disruption to everyday life may be severe.”
March 2, 2020
The Trump administration is grappling with whether to encourage the export of critical medical products like face masks and surgical gear to China — or save those supplies for the United States.
February 28, 2020
San Antonio, T.X. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-San Antonio), House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman, will speak at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the North Bexar Outpatient Clinic on this coming Monday, March 2, 2020, at 10 A.M.

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