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  • Democrats urge Trump, attorneys general to drop ObamaCare lawsuit
    Posted in Articles on October 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Oversight of the Administration

    The Hill | A week out from the midterms, Democrats are showing they haven't lost sight of health care as a major campaign issue, and keep pressing Republicans about pre-existing conditions. Led by Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), 45 House Democrats wrote to President Trump, as well as the 18 state attorneys general and two governors leading a lawsuit that seeks to overturn ObamaCare and its pre-existing condition protections. "Until President Trump stops his efforts to undermine protections for pre-exist... Read more

  • Beyer To Trump: Stop With The Lies And Distractions; Stand Up For Pre-Existing Condition Protections
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Oversight of the Administration

    Today, Rep. Don Beyer led 45 Members in writing to President Donald Trump urging him to drop his support for Texas, et al v. U.S., et al. Despite the President’s tweet claiming “All Republicans support people with pre-existing conditions, and if they don’t, they will after I speak to them. I am in total support,” the lawsuit would nullify protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions under the Affordable Care Act. Until President Trump stops his efforts to undermine protections for pre-... Read more

  • Rep. Beyer on Kavanaugh, Midterms, USMCA
    Posted in Articles on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy, Oversight of the Administration

    Bloomberg TV | Representative Don Beyer, a Democrat from Virginia, discusses the nomination process for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and the potential impact of trade tariffs on the U.S. auto industry. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg) Click here to watch the full interview Read more

  • Reps. Napolitano, Katko & Beyer Recognize September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    This week Reps. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32), John Katko (R-NY-24), and Don Beyer (D-VA-08) introduced H.Res. 1067 to recognize September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. “September National Suicide Prevention Month is a time to educate the public on the warning signs and symptoms of mental illness, share resources and stories of resilience, and spread hope as we break the silence and stigma,” said Rep. Napolitano. “Suicide affects all of us and does not see race, gender, age, po... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On Trump Rule Allowing Junk Healthcare Plans
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Rep. Don Beyer today excoriated the Trump Administration over its continuing healthcare sabotage, after the release of a new “association health plan” rule allowing for more junk plans which lack basic protections. “Virginians are facing the potential for premium increases of over 50%, and Donald Trump is just trying to make it worse,” said Rep. Beyer. “This association health plan rule is designed to allow more businesses and self-employed workers to purchase junk insurance plans, further weake... Read more

  • As Government Study Shows Sharp Rise In Suicide, Beyer And Katko Seek Suicide Prevention Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Days after a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study showed dramatic increases in suicide rates across the country, Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and John Katko (R-NY) wrote to House appropriators seeking increased funding for an array of federal suicide prevention programs. Beyer and Katko are the co-founders of the bipartisan House Suicide Prevention Task Force. They wrote: “As you continue FY 2019 Appropriations deliberations, we write to request increased funding for suicide prevention programs. Th... Read more

  • Beyer, 64 House Dems Call Upon Trump To Stop Raising Healthcare Costs For The Middle Class
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Rep. Don Beyer today led 64 House Democrats to highlight how non-partisan experts and insurers blame President Donald Trump’s actions for the costly spike in health insurance premiums for Americans next year, and urged him to end his campaign of intentional sabotage of the Affordable Care Act. The Representatives wrote: “We are deeply concerned by your Administration’s actions, which both trigger higher health insurance premiums as well as undermine access to high-quality, affordable health care... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On Virginia Senate Votes To Expand Medicaid
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Rep. Don Beyer today issued the following statement on the Virginia Senate’s passage of budget measures which would expand Medicaid in the Commonwealth of Virginia: “Today the Virginia Senate took a historic and long-overdue step towards giving hundreds of thousands of Virginians access to affordable health care. While I strongly oppose the work requirement portions of this legislation, which will prevent Virginians from getting coverage, the full effect of these bills will bring health insuranc... Read more

  • Beyer Hails Virginia Vote to Expand Medicaid
    Posted in Articles on May 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Falls Church News Press U.S. Rep. Don Beyer, who represents the 8th District of Virginia that includes the City of Falls Church, today issued the following statement on the Virginia Senate’s passage of budget measures which would expand Medicaid in the Commonwealth of Virginia: “Today the Virginia Senate took a historic and long-overdue step towards giving hundreds of thousands of Virginians access to affordable health care. While I strongly oppose the work requirement portions of this legislati... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On Secretary Azar’s Premium Gaffe
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer today issued the following statement on Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar’s testimony that he does not “see the premium effect” of the Trump Administration’s efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act: “This comment by Secretary Azar represents the abysmal apathy the Trump Administration shows when it comes to Americans’ healthcare costs,” said Rep. Beyer. “Virginia and our neighbor Maryland are already seeing requests by insurers for massive premium increase... Read more