Health Care

Herrera Beutler Reintroduces Legislation to Protect New Parents from Surprise Medical Bills

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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…

Rep. Herrera Beutler Helps Launch Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force

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Today, U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), David Trone (D-MD), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH) announced the creation of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, an effort to promote policies to combat the addiction and mental health crises in America. The Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force will host regular meetings with…

Herrera Beutler Presses for More Transparency in COVID Vaccine Allocations to Southwest Washington

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today sent a letter to the Washington State Secretary of Health pressing for greater transparency in COVID vaccine allocation to counties in Southwest Washington. In the letter to Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah, Herrera Beutler cites examples of imprecise data and state-caused delays as reasons for meager vaccine…

Reps. Herrera Beutler, Axne Introduce Bipartisan Kidney Coverage Legislation

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Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) joined Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) in introducing bipartisan legislation to expand access to Medigap insurance coverage to all patients living with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), regardless of age. “Folks living with end stage renal disease should have access to life-saving medications, dialysis, and kidney transplants needed to treat their…

Herrera Beutler Urges Biden Administration to Prioritize COVID Vaccine Distribution for Rural Southwest Washington

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) last week sent a letter to President Biden expressing her concern over the lack of COVID vaccines in rural areas of Southwest Washington and urged his Administration to make distribution of vaccines to rural pharmacies a higher priority. Herrera Beutler, who represents rural counties in Southwest Washington like Lewis, Pacific, Wahkiakum,…

Herrera Beutler, Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Protect Organ Donors

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At the start of National Kidney Month, U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced legislation to protect the rights of living organ donors. The Living Donor Protection Act would protect living donors from high insurance premiums, codify Department of Labor (DOL)…

Herrera Beutler, Porter Reintroduce Organ Transplant Bill

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U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Katie Porter (CA-45) today reintroduced the Charlotte Woodward Organ Transplant Discrimination Prevention Act, which will prohibit using an individual’s mental or physical disability as the sole basis of determining their eligibility for an organ transplant. The bill, named after Charlotte Woodward, an advocate fighting against…

Jaime Herrera Beutler Helps Finalize COVID Relief for Southwest Washington Families, Small Businesses

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today applauded the final agreement on a COVID relief package. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to approve the deal later today, and quick Senate passage is also anticipated. “With so many Americans out of work, small businesses on the brink of permanent closure, and families struggling to make ends meet, I’m relieved to have…

Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler, Katie Porter Introduce Organ Transplant Legislation

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U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced the Charlotte Woodward Organ Transplant Discrimination Prevention Act, which will prohibit using an individual’s physical or mental disability as the sole basis of determining their eligibility for an organ transplant. The legislation, named after Charlotte Woodward, a vocal advocate against…

Herrera Beutler Applauds New Bipartisan COVID Relief Proposal, Presses for Swift U.S. House Consideration

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today applauded a bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 emergency relief plan unveiled by the Problem Solvers Caucus and a bipartisan group of Senators today. The plan would quickly direct aid to families, small businesses, workers, and health care providers intended to last through the end of March. Herrera Beutler is a member of the Problem Solvers…