Healthcare

Ways And Means Advances Beyer Healthcare Legislation

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The House Ways and Means Committee today advanced bipartisan legislation to help patients by addressing surprise medical billing. The package of bills included Beyer’s bipartisan Better Information Act, which would require health insurers to include information about the nearest in-network hospital or urgent care facility on insurance cards, introduced with co-lead Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA). It also ... Read more »

BBC News: Wilbur Ross says Coronavirus could boost US jobs

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Wilbur Ross says Coronavirus could boost US jobs By BBC News Staff - 1/30/2020 US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross has said the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China could be positive for the American economy. During a TV interview Mr Ross said: "I think it will help to accelerate the return of jobs to North America". The rapid spread of the disease has raised fears about its impact on the Chinese ec... Read more »

WJLA 7: Paid parental leave for federal employees

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Paid parental leave for federal employees By WJLA Staff - 01/26/2020 Congress guaranteed family leave for federal employees in the 2020 NDAA. Starting next year, new parents will be able to take several weeks off from their federal positions. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) says that this new policy will hopefully set the standard across the nation. “We don’t have paid family medical leave nationally. There... Read more »

Bipartisan Congressional Group Seeks Expedited Consideration Of Legislation To Implement 9-8-8 National Suicide Hotline

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A bipartisan delegation of 60 U.S. Representatives today wrote to leadership of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce seeking expedited consideration of legislation to implement the 9-8-8 national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The effort was led by Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Greg Gianforte (R-MT), John Katko (R-NY), Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Chris Stewart (R-UT), Seth Moult... Read more »

Beyer Statement On Federal Court Decision Imperiling Americans’ Healthcare

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, issued the following statement today on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling siding with Republican-led states and the Trump Administration against the Affordable Care Act: “This ruling underscores the fact that the end result of Republicans’ healthcare vision would be the evisceration of protections for people with pr... Read more »

Beyer-Led Effort To Reauthorize And Fund Key Patient-Centered Research Agency Passes House In Spending Bill

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today hailed the passage of the substance of his Protecting Access to Information for Effective and Necessary Treatment (PATIENT) Act in the House’s end-of-year domestic funding package. The House-passed reauthorization of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), which is now set to become law, extends funding to PCORI for ten years, through FY2029. “Giving P... Read more »

ALX Now: Elected Officials Visit Alexandria Businesses to Discuss Paid Family and Medical Leave

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Elected Officials Visit Alexandria Businesses to Discuss Paid Family and Medical Leave By Vernon Miles - 12/16/2019 Three elected officials visited businesses across Alexandria as part of an effort to drum up support for a paid family and medical leave bill. Rep. Don Beyer, Del. Carroll Foy and State Sen. Jennifer Boysko — all Democrats — visited three businesses on Friday (Dec. 13) and spoke with... Read more »

Beyer Welcomes FCC Decision To Designate “9-8-8” National Suicide Prevention Hotline

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), founder and co-chair of the bipartisan House Suicide Prevention Task Force, today praised the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) unanimous vote to approve a proposal designating 9-8-8 as the National Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Hotline. “Creating a National Suicide Prevention Hotline will save lives. The growing epidemic of Americans lost to suicide is an emerg... Read more »

House Passes Meaningful Legislation To Lower Prescription Drug Prices

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, today hailed the passage of H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. The historic legislation would lower the costs of key medicines and medical treatments by thousands of dollars, making lifesaving care more affordable for American families. “Today House Democrats delivered on a core promise which we made to... Read more »

Hoyer, National Capital Region Delegation Urge Chairs of the Armed Services Committees to Provide All Federal Employees with Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits

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Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11), and Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Don Beyer (VA-08), Anthony Brown (MD-04), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), David Trone (MD-06), and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) sent a letter to the Chairs of the Armed Services Committees, who ar... Read more »