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  • Herrera Beutler Secures Funding to Expand Health Care Access, Youth Substance Use Prevention in Southwest Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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 which will expand critical health services, and funding for Camp Mariposa-Southwest Washington – a year ... Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Helps Lead Legislation to Prevent Opioid Deaths
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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’ Response to Overdose Victims and Enhancing (IMPROVE) Addiction Care Act would require state Medicaid progra... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Joins Legislative Effort to Expand Telehealth in Southwest Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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 increasingly evident that seniors, rural residents and others can be well-served by telehealth medi... Read more

  • U.S. House Approves Herrera Beutler’s Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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 expand their newborn screening programs, support newborn screening education for parents and providers, ... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Introduces Legislation to Address Maternal Mortality Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Maternity Care

    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 (MOMS) Act will address the growing maternity care provider shortage by establishing two new funding str... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Introduces Bipartisan Helping MOMS Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Maternity Care

    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 access to medical care during this vulnerable time. The Helping MOMS Act would accomplish that goal by... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Increase Health Care Access for Children
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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 legislation in the U.S. House is Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.). Companion legislation was also introduced in ... Read more

  • 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
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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 ongoing addiction crisis across the country. “Today the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task ... Read more

  • Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force Statement on CDC Report on Increase in Overdose Deaths Across U.S. During COVID-19 Pandemic
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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 pandemic have been significant and far-reaching, and we are just beginning to learn the magnitude of o... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Reintroduces Legislation to Protect New Parents from Surprise Medical Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) this week reintroduced bipartisan legislation to protect new parents from surprise medical bills. The No Surprise Bills For New Moms Act, co-led by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), would simplify the process for enrolling newborns in health coverage. “As parents in Southwest Washington welcome a newborn baby into their lives, many are unknowingly incurring thousands of dollars in surprise medical billing simply because the window to complete enrollm... Read more