Health Care

Jaime Herrera Beutler Introduces Bill to Improve U.S. Stillbirth Rate

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today, along with Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), and Kathy Castor (FL-14), introduced the Stillbirth Health Improvement and Education (SHINE) for Autumn Act, which aims to lower the U.S. stillbirth rate by providing critical resources to state and federal health departments, improving data collection, and increasing educat...

Herrera Beutler Secures Funding to Expand Health Care Access, Youth Substance Use Prevention in Southwest Washington

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) announced today that she secured key federal funding in a committee-approved spending plan to support health related initiatives in Southwest Washington. The FY22 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill included two Southwest Washington community funding priorities: funding to support renovations and upgrades to Battle Ground Healthcare whic...

Jaime Herrera Beutler Helps Lead Legislation to Prevent Opioid Deaths

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) along with U.S. Representatives Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), David Trone (MD-06), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Ann Kuster (NH-02), and G.K. Butterfield (NC-01) recently introduced legislation to help overdose victims by closing a dangerous information gap that keeps prescribers uninformed about a patient who overdoses. The Improving Medicaid Programs’ Respons...

Herrera Beutler Joins Legislative Effort to Expand Telehealth in Southwest Washington

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) has cosponsored bipartisan, bicameral legislation in Congress, the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2021, to expand telehealth access for Southwest Washington seniors and resident who utilize Medicare. “As our Southwest Washington communities battled COVID over the past year, it’s become...

U.S. House Approves Herrera Beutler’s Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act

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Today, the U.S. House approved Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s (WA-03) legislation, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, to help eliminate preventable newborn deaths and severe disabilities through the increased use of comprehensive and standardized newborn screening tests. The bipartisan legislation reauthorizes critical federal activities that help states improve and expa...

Herrera Beutler Introduces Legislation to Address Maternal Mortality Crisis

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today introduced two pieces of legislation designed to combat the maternal mortality crisis by expanding affordable, high quality maternal care. The Birth Access Benefiting Improved Essential Facility Services (BABIES) Act expands access to freestanding birth centers for Medicaid recipients, and the Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services (MOM...

Herrera Beutler Introduces Bipartisan Helping MOMS Act

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02) today introduced the bipartisan Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services (MOMS) Act, to extend Medicaid coverage for postpartum care and combat the growing maternal mortality crisis. “With 70 percent of new moms encountering a health complication within the first year of giving birth, it’s critical that they have ac...

Herrera Beutler Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Increase Health Care Access for Children

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) this week introduced the bipartisan Accelerating Kids’ Access to Care Act to help families access life-saving care for children with complex medical conditions. The legislation aims to facilitate access to care while retaining program safeguards and reducing regulatory burdens on providers. Joining Herrera Beutler in introducing the bipartisan legislatio...

Herrera Beutler, Members of Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force Hold First Roundtable Focusing on Access to Substance Use Prevention and Treatment During COVID

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Today, U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Annie Kuster (D-NH), David Trone (D-MD), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, hosted the first Task Force roundtable entitled, “Dual Crisis: COVID-19 and Substance Use Disorder.” The Members heard from substance use experts and discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the ...

Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force Statement on CDC Report on Increase in Overdose Deaths Across U.S. During COVID-19 Pandemic

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U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Annie Kuster (D-NH), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and David Trone (D-MD), founders and co-chairs of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, this week released the following statement on new CDC data showing a steep increase in overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic: “The health and economic consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 pa...