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  • Matsui Leads Bipartisan Letter to Speaker Pelosi Requesting Coronavirus Response Address Mental Health
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui, along with Representatives Paul D. Tonko, Joseph P. Kennedy, III and Scott Peters led a letter signed by 74 bipartisan members that was sent to House leadership today – requesting that the next coronavirus response package address the mental health challenges associated with this public health crisis. “We must meet the challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak with a comprehensive health care strategy that prioritizes the physical and mental health... Read more

  • Matsui, Task Force on Aging & Families Lead Effort to Provide Relief for Seniors, People with Disabilities During Coronavirus Pandemic
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Democratic Caucus’ Task Force on Aging and Families, Co-Chaired by Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), introduced the Coronavirus Relief for Seniors and People with Disabilities Act to provide resources and support to protect the health and well-being of seniors, people with disabilities and the front-line workers and family caregivers who support these individuals. “For the tens of millions of older Americans and people with disabilities at higher risk from this... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement on Passage of Coronavirus Aid Package
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement on the passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Today, the House passed an emergency aid package which is focused directly on providing support for America’s families. The House package includes free coronavirus testing for everyone who needs a test, including the uninsured. “We have a duty to do everythi... Read more

  • Matsui Calls on President Trump to Unlock Vital Tools For Treating Outbreak
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging the President to issue a federal emergency declaration in response to the growing COVID-19 crisis. State Medicaid programs have flexibility over how they pay for telehealth services. California recently passed a state law that allows Medi-Cal services, including telehealth, to be reimbursed if the services were rendered during a declared state of emergency. However, the declared state o... Read more

  • Matsui, Thompson, Garamendi, Huffman Introduce Bill Requiring Reimbursements for Cancelled Cruises
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Transportation

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui, and Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05), John Garamendi (CA-03), and Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced they have introduced legislation to require cruise lines to reimburse passengers whose trips have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. This would apply for tickets purchased on or before February 1, 2020 and to cancellations both from the cruise line itself and by the passenger because of concerns over the ongoing public health emergency. The Center... Read more

  • Matsui Issues Statement on the Passage of Coronavirus Emergency Funding Package
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement on the passage of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (H.R. 6074). Today, the House passed an $8.3 billion emergency supplemental funding bill to address the coronavirus outbreak and protect Americans from the current public health crisis. “In the face of crisis, the federal government mus... Read more

  • Matsui Calls on Vice President, HHS and CDC to Further Expand and Expedite Coronavirus Testing After Patient Diagnosed in Sacramento
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Calls on Trump Administration to Direct Emergency Resources to Sacramento Region WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert R. Redfield expressing concerns about the delay in testing for a coronavirus patient at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA. Congresswoman Matsui is a senior member of the H... Read more

  • Matsui, House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families, Introduce Older Americans Bill of Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families, co-led by Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), announced the introduction of the Older Americans Bill of Rights. The resolution, which identifies and establishes fundamental rights that every older American and their families deserve, is centered around four pillars including: guaranteeing access to affordable, equitable and comprehensive health care; financial and retirement security for seniors and their famili... Read more

  • Matsui, Axne, Horsford Introduce Legislation to Lower Out-Of-Pocket Health Care Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Doris Matsui (CA-06), Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-04), introduced legislation to reduce out-of-pocket health care costs by reversing an administration rule that makes fewer Americans eligible for health care premium tax credits. The rule, which was finalized in April 2019, will cost impacted families up to $400 more per year in out-of-pocket costs, and is projected to result in higher premiums for at least 7.3 million Americans. The adminis... Read more

  • Matsui to Bring Caregiver and Seniors’ Advocate to State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), Co-Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families, announced that her guest to the State of the Union will be Dr. Donna Yee, former CEO of ACC Senior Services and policy director of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging. Dr. Yee has spent her career advocating for Sacramento’s seniors and currently serves as a caregiver for her mother. “Dr. Yee has consistently fought for our region’s seniors and has a longt... Read more

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