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  • Stabenow, Blunt, Lance, Matsui Announce Bill to Expand Funding for Community-Based Mental Health and Addiction Services
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    New Legislation is Next Step to Funding Quality Mental Health Care Nationwide U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Representatives Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and Doris Matsui (CA-06) today announced a bill to significantly expand the program they championed to improve community mental health and addiction services across the country. The bill will ensure that all eight states awarded funding through an initiative based on their Excellence in Mental Health Act can be funded f... Read more

  • Guthrie, Matsui Applaud House Passage of Early Hearing Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), vice chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health, and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) today applauded House passage of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2017 (S. 652). Guthrie and Matsui, along with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), introduced the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act earlier this year to reauthorize a program for early detection, diagnosis, and intervention in cas... Read more

  • Duckworth and Matsui Join Forces to Reduce Hunger and Improve Health Through Community Gardening
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), whose family relied on food stamps in her youth, introduced a resolution today during Hunger Action Month to reduce hunger and improve health around the country by promoting community gardens and the positive impacts they have on local communities. The resolution, if passed, would designate a National Community Gardening Awareness Week during the last week of September to support the gardens nationwide. Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) introduced a companio... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Graham-Cassidy TrumpCare Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on the latest proposal by Senators Graham and Cassidy to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA): “Even after people across the country repeatedly rejected TrumpCare, Republicans are intent on pushing through its most devastating provisions. This latest version would gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions, implement an age tax on older Americans, and make the deepest cuts to Medicaid yet. These cuts will rip co... Read more

  • Matsui Leads 20 Energy & Commerce Committee Members in Calling for Immediate Action on CHIP and CHC Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Letter Urges Five-Year Extension of Full Funding for Health Programs Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and 20 of her House Energy & Commerce Committee Democratic colleagues sent a letter to House Leadership urging immediate action on a five-year extension of full funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Community Health Centers (CHCs) program, and other important health programs that expire September 30th. The letter reads in part: “These programs are crucial elements of ... Read more

  • Schakowsky and Matsui Introduce Geriatrics Workforce Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Co-Chairs of the Seniors Task Force, introduced H.R. 3713, the Geriatrics Workforce and Caregiver Enhancement Act. This bipartisan bill invests in geriatric training and caregiver programs to create a well-trained workforce to provide coordinated quality care for older adults. After introducing the legislation, Reps. Schakowsky and Matsui released the following statement: “A serious shortage in the health care workforce is failing to ... Read more

  • Rep. Matsui Statement on Senate TrumpCare Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on the Senate vote to reject the “skinny repeal” TrumpCare amendment: “Millions of Americans' healthcare was on the line last night. The American people knew what was at stake and because people raised their voices and shared their stories, the Senate rejected TrumpCare. “I've heard from so many of my constituents about the importance of access to care in their lives – from the mom of a son who has disabilities, to the fami... Read more

  • Reps. Matsui and Johnson Introduce Evidence-Based Telehealth Expansion Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Innovation

    Today, Energy & Commerce Telehealth Working Group members Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH) introduced the Evidence-Based Telehealth Expansion Act of 2017, which would encourage the use of telemedicine in the Medicare program. “We need to harness the power of technology to get care to people efficiently and empower them to manage their chronic conditions,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “This legislation helps ensure that we’re integrating telehealth into the hea... Read more

  • House Democrats Celebrate the 52nd Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors, Women's Issues

    Today, House Democrats, led by the Seniors Task Force, the Democratic Women’s Working Group, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi marked the 52nd anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid with an anniversary party in the U.S. Capitol. The Medicare and Medicaid programs were created on July 30th, 1965 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Act into law. After the celebration, the members released the following statements: “... Read more

  • Matsui Applauds Inclusion of IVIG Demo in House-Passed Medicare Part B Improvement Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) delivered the following remarks on the House floor during consideration of H.R. 3178, the Medicare Part B Improvement Act, which included a provision to extend the Medicare IVIG demonstration project. The IVIG demonstration project was originally created by the Medicare IVIG Access Act, co-authored by Rep. Matsui and Rep. Brady, and passed into law in 2013: “Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 3178, the Medicare Part B Improvement Act, and speci... Read more

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