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  • Matsui’s Telehealth Legislation to Increase Access to Behavioral Health Treatment Passes House as Part of Bipartisan Opioids Package
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s (D-CA) “Access to Telehealth Services for Substance Use Disorders Act,” H.R. 5603, passed the House as part of a larger bipartisan opioids package, H.R. 6 – SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. “This is an important step in our work to leverage technology to meet the healthcare needs of our communities,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “The integration of telemedicine into our healthcare ecosystem is one way we can expand access to treatment... Read more

  • Matsui Joins E&C Democrats in Demanding Hearing on Child Detention Centers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) joined 23 of her House Energy and Commerce Democratic colleagues in sending a letter to full Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael Burgess (R-TX) demanding an immediate hearing on the wellbeing of the children being forcibly separated from their parents and families and placed into the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). “The Preside... Read more

  • Matsui Introduces Legislation in Support of 340B Program
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Stretching Entity Resources for Vulnerable (SERV) Communities Act, legislation that clarifies the intent of the 340B Program, enhances program integrity, and protects and expands the program to meet the needs of the opioid crisis. “Hospitals and clinics doing life-saving work rely on the 340B Program to help them provide inclusive and affordable care in their communities,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “Unfortunately, the pr... Read more

  • Matsui Remarks on Behavioral Health IT Legislation During Opioid Bills Floor Debate
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) delivered the following remarks on the House floor during debate of her bipartisan legislation with Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), H.R. 3331. The bill would extend incentives to behavioral health providers to adopt electronic health records. Following debate, the bill passed unanimously by voice. A similar piece of legislation passed the Senate in May. Mr. Speaker, while I believe that we need to do a lot more to combat the opioid a... Read more

  • Seniors Task Force Statement on the 2018 Medicare and Social Security Trustees Reports
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    Today, Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Rep. Doris Matsui released the following statement in response to the 2018 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports: “The Trustees’ reports make it clear that the Republican tax scam directly threatens the Medicare program, reducing its solvency by three years. The tax scam comes at the expense of seniors and American families –taking funding from Medicare in order to give even more tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires. “Rep... Read more

  • Matsui Denounces President Trump’s Title X Domestic Gag Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Women's Issues

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services announced President Trump’s proposed rule to gut Title X, which provides funding for family planning services: “This outrageous rule takes us backwards to a time when women couldn’t make decisions about their own reproductive healthcare. The rule restricts access to family planning services like birth control at local health care providers that people kno... Read more

  • Energy & Commerce Committee Unanimously Passes Matsui’s Telehealth Legislation to Increase Access to Behavioral Health Treatment
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Matsui’s “Access to Telehealth Services for Substance Use Disorders Act” passed the House Energy & Commerce Committee unanimously. “We know that if we can get patients the care they need as early as possible, before their disease progresses to a crisis point, we can improve their health outcomes. We also know that managing chronic conditions like substance use disorder, or a mental illness, requires consistent, ongoing access to treatment,” said Matsui at ... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on President Trump’s Misguided Reference to 340B Program in Prescription Drug Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on President Trump’s misguided reference to the 340B Program in the Administration’s prescription drug plan released today: “The Trump Administration’s efforts to connect high prescription drug prices to the 340B program are misguided and based on inaccurate assumptions. “The cuts in payments to safety net hospitals mentioned in this plan will not achieve the goal of reducing drug prices, and do nothing to get at... Read more

  • Matsui Opening Remarks at 42 CFR Part 2 Legislative Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) gave the following opening remarks at today’s Health Subcommittee hearing on “Improving the Coordination and Quality of Substance Use Disorder Treatment:” This is a very important and complex issue relating to the opioid epidemic. I feel strongly that we should take action in this space. Patients that are currently receiving treatment may not be getting the best care if their provider does not have all the information necessary. However, many ... Read more

  • Matsui Opening Remarks at Health Subcommittee Markup of Opioid Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Health markup on “Opioid Legislation and H.R. 5554:” Our Committee has a daunting, yet absolutely essential, task before us today: to make policy changes that address the opioid epidemic without creating unintended consequences. This effort requires our careful attention. We have all heard stories from constituents about the devastating toll that this crisis is having on famili... Read more

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