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District Update |January 9, 2016 Click here if you have trouble viewing this email
U.S. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler
2010 health law repeal finally reaches President’s desk

On Wednesday, I joined a majority of the U.S. House in sending a repeal of the 2010 health care law to the President’s desk.

The President made three promises to Americans with the passage of the Affordable Care Act: if you like your plan you can keep it, if you like your doctor you can keep her, and this law will lower premiums by up to $2,500 per year for the typical family. Five years later, we’ve seen that none of those promises have been kept, but I've kept my promise – to fight for access to quality, affordable health care. Repealing this broken promise is the first step to replacing it with patient-centered solutions that empower families and individuals to choose a plan and provider that meets their needs, and their pocketbooks. In addition, by undoing the costliest portions of the ACA, we would be saving taxpaying residents as much as $516 billion. Read this online, along with more about the replacement solutions I support, by clicking here.

Getting rid of outdated government regulations

Last week, I joined the U.S. House to pass the SCRUB Act to remove outdated and unnecessary federal rules. Federal regulations impose an estimated burden of $1.88 trillion on the U.S. economy, which boils down to $15,000 per Southwest Washington family. It’s just common sense to remove all of the rules that both burden citizens and no longer have any use. The 'Cut-Go' part of the bill is important – too often, federal agencies just layer new rules on top of the outdated old ones, creating a confusing mess. This bill forces bureaucracies to remove obsolete regulations from the books. Read more about what this bill does here.

Veterans' health care in Raymond next week

For two years I urged the VA to bring its mobile medical unit to Southwest Washington. The VA responded to my calls for action and initially began deploying this mobile clinic to Raymond every quarter.

Due to high popularity among local veterans, the VA recently announced the mobile medical unit will be coming every two months. I'm pleased that the next visits are scheduled for January 11-15, March 7-11, and May 9-13. Veterans can receive primary health care appointments and walk-ups, physical exams, flu shots and other immunizations, prescriptions labs and assistance in signing up for VA benefits.

The details for its January visit are below:  

What:
The VA’s mobile medical unit coming to Raymond to provide primary health services to veterans.

When:

Monday, January 11 through Friday, January 15 2016
January 11, 2015 – 9am-3:30pm
January 12, 2015 – 8am-3:30pm
January 13, 2015 – 8am-3:30pm
January 14, 2015 – 8am-3:30pm
January 15, 2015 – 8am-11:30am

Upcoming visits:
March 7-11
May 9-13

Where:

The American Legion
221 Duryea St
Raymond, WA 98577

If you are a veteran who is already registered within the VA system, walk-up appointments will be available without appointment. If you wish, you can also set up an appointment by calling 1-800-329-8387 ext. 71234 and ask for the mobile medical unit in Raymond. If you are not in the VA system, you can get help with initial registration at the mobile medical unit.

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Union High School students headed to international competition

Congratulations Union High School Students Austin Jang, Amanda McDermott, and Kiana Rahni! They will be representing Union and the State of Washington as the only team from Washington to advance to the Round of 32 in the International Public Policy Forum debate.

Great job and good luck!

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