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  • 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

  • Republican Sabotage Will Cause Hundreds of Thousands of Virginians To Face Double-Digit Health Insurance Premium Increases
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Rep. Don Beyer today again condemned efforts by Donald Trump and congressional Republicans to sabotage the US health care system after they were cited by Virginia’s health insurers as the cause of proposed double-digit rate increases for health insurance premiums: “Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress are inflicting huge pain on Virginia families,” said Rep. Beyer. “I was one of many legislators who warned that the outcome of their sabotage campaign would be cost increases for the ... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on the Trump Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Transportation, Education, Oversight of the Administration

    “President Trump’s budget presents a dystopian vision of the United States. We would see massive, promise-breaking cuts to Medicaid and Medicare, as well as to nutrition programs for the poor. And we would see this while giving the wealthiest Americans huge tax cuts. This budget proposes that we cripple the EPA, give up on the promise of clean air and clean water, and sell out public lands and treasured natural spaces like the Chesapeake Bay to benefit polluters and fossil fuel companies. It cal... Read more

  • Beyer Leads 46 House Democrats Highlighting Rising Healthcare Premiums for Small Businesses and the Entrepreneurial Economy As House Republicans Block Key Solution
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) led a letter to Speaker Ryan highlighting how the lack of action to fund cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments is hurting small business owners and self-employed individuals who are being disproportionately impacted by the President’s decision to suspend CSR payments, the latest in a series of measures he has taken which health insurers have cited as a primary cause of rising health insurance premiums. The Representatives wrote: “We are deeply concerned about the President’... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on Trump’s “Health Care” Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today on Donald Trump’s executive order targeting the Affordable Care Act: “Bipartisan opposition sank attempts to yank healthcare coverage from millions, so Donald Trump is now attempting to go around Congress to sabotage the Affordable Care Act through executive order. His action today would allow anemic health plans. These plans will undercut coverage of preexisting conditions, as well as protections of state health insurance markets. Final... Read more