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  • Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs Schakowsky and Matsui take on Republican Efforts to Raise Costs for Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    This week the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) independent Actuary told leaders of the Senate Finance and House Energy & Commerce Committees that Trumpcare would lead to higher Medicare Part B premiums for seniors across the country in order to provide a tax break to pharmaceutical corporations. The CMS Actuary estimated that Medicare Part B premiums would increase by $8.7 billion in total over the next ten years. Medicare Part B covers a wide array of services that Medicare benef... Read more

  • Matsui, Guthrie Introduce Bill for Newborn Hearing Screening
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Matsui, Guthrie Introduce Bill for Newborn Hearing Screening Senators Portman, Kaine Introduce Senate Companion Bill Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today introduced the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill that would reauthorize a federal program for newborn hearing tests. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced companion legislation in the Senate. The newborn hearing screening and interventio... Read more

  • Matsui Fights Republican ACA Repeal Efforts in Energy & Commerce Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Matsui Fights Republican ACA Repeal Efforts in Energy & Commerce Committee Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) is joining Democratic Members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee in strong opposition to Republican efforts to fast track their Affordable Care Act (ACA) Repeal bill through a full committee markup. “This so-called plan will do nothing but ration care and drive up costs for hard working families across the country,” said Matsui in her opening statement. Congresswoman Matsui r... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui’s Statement on President Trump’s First Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congresswoman Matsui’s Statement on President Trump’s First Address to Congress Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement after President Trump delivered his first address to a Joint Session of Congress: “Tonight’s speech was full of empty promises from the President. “President Trump made clear his intention to repeal the Affordable Care Act with no viable replacement, which would devastate the health and economic security of families across our country. A Republ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Statement on Trump Administration Actions Against ACA
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the below statement following the Executive Order and statements by the Trump Administration against the Affordable Care Act over the weekend: “President Trump has provided no specific plan for families who rely on the ACA for their health coverage. The American people deserve to know that they can go to the doctor without worrying about being paralyzed by medical debt. “The repeal of the ACA without a viable replacement means uncertainty for mill... Read more

  • Matsui Leads over 50 Democratic Women in Calling on Speaker Ryan to Cease Attacks on Women's Health and Medical Research
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), and 58 of her House Democratic women colleagues sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan urging him to put an end to practices such as those deployed in the 114th Congress by the Select Panel to Attack Women’s Health. On December 30, House Republicans on the Panel issued a partisan report containing baseless claims against Planned Parenthood and companies engaged in life-saving medical research. In total, the Select Panel spent nearly $1.6 million taxpay... Read more

  • House Passes Matsui & Burgess Health Outcomes Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today the House of Representatives passed S. 2873, the counterpart to H.R. 5395, the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes Act, or the ECHO Act, introduced by Congressman Michael C. Burgess M.D. (R-TX) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) in the House of Representatives. The Senate unanimously passed S. 2873 last week, introduced by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI). It will now go to the President’s desk for signature. “Technology gives us the ability to connect our ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Statement on Passage of 21st Century Cures Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui released the following statement on the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act in the House of Representatives: “There is nothing more heart-wrenching than watching a loved one with a chronic or life-threatening condition go without the care and treatments they need. For the 30 million Americans with rare diseases, there is often no effective treatment option even to address symptoms, much less a cure. With all the great innovation and advances in technology of ... Read more

  • Matsui-Jenkins Mental Health First Aid Act Passes Out of Energy & Commerce Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, the Energy & Commerce Committee unanimously passed H.R. 1877, the Mental Health First Aid Act. Co-authored by Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), the bipartisan bill would expand Mental Health First Aid training to help emergency services personnel, police officers, educators, and the public identify, understand, and respond to people experiencing mental health issues and substance use disorders. “For too long, stigma has prevented people from seeking... Read more

  • Matsui-Jenkins Mental Health First Aid Act Passes Out of Energy & Commerce Committee
    Posted in In The News on September 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, the Energy & Commerce Committee unanimously passed H.R. 1877, the Mental Health First Aid Act. Co-authored by Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), the bipartisan bill would expand Mental Health First Aid training to help emergency services personnel, police officers, educators, and the public identify, understand, and respond to people experiencing mental health issues and substance use disorders. “For too long, stigma has prevented people from seeking... Read more

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