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  • 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

  • Matsui Introduces Two Bills that Leverage Telehealth to Increase Access to Behavioral Health Treatment
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) today introduced the “Improving Access to Remote Behavioral Health Treatment Act” with Congressman Gregg Harper (R-MS) and the “Access to Telehealth Services for Opioid Use Disorders Act” with Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA). Both pieces of legislation will be included in the April 25 House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee markup of legislation related to the opioid epidemic. “Leveraging telehealth is one way we can increase the reach of... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Health Provisions Included in House Omnibus Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Women's Issues

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on several health care provisions in the omnibus for fiscal year 2018: “I’m pleased that the fiscal year 2018 omnibus includes needed resources for many of my public health priorities including additional funding to combat the opioid epidemic and increased funding for Community Health Centers and medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). I’m particularly encouraged that $100 million in new fun... Read more

  • Matsui Leads 19 Energy & Commerce Colleagues in Legislation to Preserve Fuel Economy and Vehicle Emissions Standards
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Clean Energy, Innovation, Transportation, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA-06) led 19 of her House Energy & Commerce Committee colleagues in introducing the Clean and Efficient Cars Act of 2018, which would preserve fuel economy and vehicle emissions standards that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save drivers money at the pump. The legislation would codify the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) standards that were created in 2012 for light-duty vehicle greenhous... Read more

  • Matsui Unveils Discussion Draft Legislation to Increase Access to Behavioral Health Treatment through Telemedicine
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) unveiled the “Improving Access to Remote Behavioral Health Treatment,” draft legislation with Congressman Gregg Harper (R-MS) that looks to increase access to medication-assisted addiction treatment in underserved areas through the use of telemedicine. “Access to treatment continues to be a major hurdle in many communities fighting the opioid crisis,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “This legislation encourages the use of technology to overc... Read more

  • Matsui Rallies Support for the Arts and Community Health In the Face of Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts
    Posted in Blog on February 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Seniors, Education

    Congresswoman Doris Matsui visited several local entities in Sacramento this week that would see their resources reduced as a result of President Trump’s proposed budget, including One Community Health’s new clinic and the Crocker Art Museum. “Places like Community Health Centers and museums give everyone an opportunity to flourish,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “President Trump’s proposed budget would undermine this important work, cutting funding from programs and services that lift people up i... Read more

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