Health Care

Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • Herrera Beutler, McGovern Introduce Medical Nutrition Equity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and James McGovern (D-MA) introduced the bipartisan Medical Nutrition Equity Act late last week, which would require private insurance and federal health programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program to provide coverage for medically necessary nutrition when it is required to prevent severe disability and death. Read more

  • Reps. Herrera Beutler, Roybal-Allard, Simpson, Clark Introduce Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Mike Simpson (ID-02) and Katherine Clark (MA-05) introduced the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act yesterday, a milestone in America’s fight to eliminate preventable newborn deaths and severe disabilities through the increased use of comprehensive and standardized newborn screening tests. Read more

  • ACE Kids Act Becomes Law
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The president signed U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler’s bipartisan Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act (ACE Kids Act) into law late last week. Her bill was included in a broader Medicaid improvement package, H.R. 1839. ACE Kids Act helps improve the coordination of and access to high quality care to ensure optimal outcomes for children with complex medical conditions on Medicaid. Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan Scarlett’s Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3), Gwen Moore (WI-4) and Tom Cole (OK-4) reintroduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill yesterday – the Scarlett’s Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act – to provide additional, critical support for advocates and families impacted by Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC). A companion measure was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Bob Casey, Johnny Isakson, Sherrod Brown and Doug Jones. Read more

  • Heading to the President’s Desk: ACE Kids Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler’s bipartisan Advancing Care for Exceptional (ACE) Kids Act is heading to the president’s desk for his signature into law. Her bill, which was included in a broader Medicaid improvement package, was approved by the U.S. Senate yesterday. ACE Kids Act helps improve the coordination of and access to high quality care to ensure optimal outcomes for children with complex medical conditions on Medicaid. Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler’s ACE Kids Act to Help Low-Income, Medically-Complex Children Passes U.S. House
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler’s bipartisan ACE Kids Act passed the U.S. House last night after being included in a broader Medicaid improvement package. Herrera Beutler’s bill, reintroduced last month with her colleagues including Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL), helps improve the coordination of and access to high quality care to ensure optimal outcomes for children with complex medical conditions on Medicaid. Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Joins Colleagues in Reintroducing Bipartisan ACE Kids Act to Help Low-Income, Medically-Complex Children
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler joined U.S. Representatives Kathy Castor (D-FL), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) in reintroducing H.R. 1226, the bipartisan Advancing Care for Exceptional (ACE) Kids Act, which would help improve the coordination of and access to high quality care to ensure optimal outcomes for children with complex medical conditions on Medicaid. Read more

  • House Passes Herrera Beutler, Engel, Brooks, DeGette Poison Control Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 501, the Poison Center Network Enhancement Act of 2019 yesterday, legislation authored by Congress Members Eliot Engel (D-NY), Susan W. Brooks (R-IN), Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) that will assist with potential poison exposures and help combat the national opioid epidemic. Read more

  • Wall Street Journal: We Overcame a Grim Prenatal Diagnosis
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on February 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Radical legislation in New York and Virginia has brought late-term abortion into the spotlight. Advocates justify the practice on the ground that, as one put it, “terminations after 24 weeks are for severe fetal anomalies.” Read more

  • Columbian: Preventing Maternal Deaths Act will help save lives
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on February 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Charles Johnson lives by the motto: “Wake up, make Mommy proud, repeat.” As a single father of two boys, Charles strives to honor his late wife by raising awareness of a health crisis facing our nation: maternal mortality. Charles’ wife, Kira, died hours after giving birth to a healthy baby. Tragically, about 900 women die each year in Southwest Washington and across the U.S. during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum — and the rate has more than doubled since 2000. Read more