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  • Beyer Statement On House Republican Health Care Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Rep. Don Beyer released the following statement today regarding the Republican health care bill: “In his address to Congress last week, the President promised a healthcare program that would ‘expand choice, increase access, lower costs, and at the same time, provide better health care.’ The bill which House Republicans unveiled last night does none of these things. It instead represents a huge tax cut for the wealthy, paid for in large part by gutting Medicaid. It shifts costs to working famili... Read more

  • Repealing ACA Would Cost Virginia's Economy Billions Of Dollars And 50,000-100,000 Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Rep. Don Beyer pledged today to fight any Republican proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as a new study from George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund suggested that such a repeal would have dire effects on Virginia’s economy. “The Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act will have disastrous consequences for Virginia,” said Rep. Beyer. “Hundreds of thousands of our neighbors will lose life-saving, affordable health ... Read more

  • After Election, I Will Not Compromise on Values
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment, Oversight of the Administration

    Since the election, I have heard from many constituents who are concerned about the Trump presidency or uncertain about his policies and plans. I share many of these concerns and questions. As ever, I will listen to my colleagues from across the aisle, and will consider reasonable policy proposals, even if I do not fully agree with them. But I will not compromise on our basic values. I will forcefully oppose plans to privatize and cut Medicare, or strip healthcare coverage from millions of Ameri... Read more

  • Beyer Calls on Congress to Address Public Health Crises Before Recess
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence, Healthcare

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement on continuing Congressional inaction in the famous of major public health crises: “Gun violence, Zika, and contaminated drinking water are urgent problems confronting Americans now,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “The fact that Congress has gone into summer recess without making progress on any of these issues is a stunning failure of leadership. We should not be leaving town without doing the people’s business. These problems cannot wait until Septe... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    “Nearly 191,000 Virginians go without access to affordable healthcare every year because the General Assembly refuses to expand Medicaid under ACA. The great irony is that the communities most in need are represented by some of the ACA’s biggest opponents in Richmond. The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services estimates that Medicaid expansion would save the state $600 million through 2022. This is devastating to our Commonwealth - economically and morally.” "Fifty years ago today th... Read more

  • Beyer Applauds Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman Don Beyer applauded today’s Supreme Court decision to uphold federal insurance subsidies for residents of any state under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. “The Supreme Court was right to uphold the Affordable Care Act's exchanges that provide quality, affordable healthcare to millions to Americans,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “Obamacare was landmark legislation, and in the five years since its enactment, has helped millions of middle-class Americans find and keep necessary health ins... Read more

  • Congressman Beyer Visits Arlington Dialysis Center
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer visited DaVita Dialysis Center of Arlington, VA this morning to meet patients and care givers and learn about the dialysis needs of the 8th District constituents. “Northern Virginia is home to some of the best dialysis facilities, nurses, and technicians in the country,” said Rep. Beyer. “It is encouraging to see the incredible care these patients are able to get right here in Arlington.” There are more than 400,000 patients receiving life-saving dialysis treatment ... Read more

  • Beyer Joins Governor McAuliffe and HHS Secretary Burwell in Arlington
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy, Women's Economic Empowerment

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer joined Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell, along with local officials, leaders, and consumers in Arlington this morning to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. “Historians will one day write that the Affordable Care Act was the single most important act of moral leadership in the early 21st century,” said Rep. Beyer. “Emancipation, women’s suffrage, Social Security, th... Read more

  • Congressman Beyer’s Statement on the Anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer released the following statement on the anniversary of the passage of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): “Twenty-two years ago President Bill Clinton passed an historic bill providing working American families the security and opportunity they needed to take care of themselves," said Rep. Beyer. "He believed that Americans should not face economic ruin because of the birth of a child or an unforeseen illness. As a small business owner, I know we need to invest in ... Read more