U.S. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler | E-Newsletter
District Update | September 1, 2018 Click here if you have trouble viewing this email
U.S. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler
Lowering health care costs for Southwest Washington families

Southwest Washington residents benefit when they have more health care choices and can save on out-of-pocket medical expenses. Unfortunately, folks here continue to experience higher costs for health care. I won't resign to that as the status quo. That's why I supported multiple legislative solutions to lower the cost of care for seniors and families.

Take a look at these solutions, including providing relief from the “health insurance tax” that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says will add $5,000 in premium costs to families over the next decade:

Read more about how I am helping to lower the cost of health care for Southwest Washington families here.

Strengthening kids' access
to health care

When parents get news their child needs specialized health care, we must work to remove barriers that would keep them from accessing potentially life-saving treatment. I've been a steady advocate for helping kids on Medicaid cross state lines to receive the care they need.

Given this commitment, I'm pleased to join Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) in taking another important bipartisan action to pave the way for every family to access quality medical care regardless of where they live or their income level. 

Read more about how I am working to strengthen kids' access to health care here. 
Pregnancy and childbirth should be safe for all women
In the U.S., the rate of survival for moms in childbirth is heading in the wrong direction: an average of two new mothers will die in the U.S. each day. This is unacceptable. I’m leading the way in Congress to help make pregnancy and childbirth safe.

I am pleased to work with Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) in a bipartisan manner to prevent maternal deaths. To learn more, you can read our joint column recently published in The Hill newspaper. 

Combating the
opioid crisis
Opioid abuse is affecting communities across Southwest Washington. I'm pleased to have helped secure federal resources for helping men and women climb out of the pit of addiction and get back to being productive members of their homes and workplaces. 

Click here to learn more about how I have worked with the U.S. Department of Labor to aid Southwest Washington in workforce-related opioid recovery.
 Protecting living organ donors
Great news for individuals waiting for life-saving organ donations: this week, the federal government responded to my legislative efforts and announced that organ donors have the certainty of not losing their jobs when they’re in recovery. 

I’m very pleased that now, more individuals will make the decision to donate an organ. Organ donations save lives, save Medicare millions of dollars and cut costs across the health care system, which means it helps meet my goal of delivering better health care to Southwest Washington residents. 

Read more about this positive development here.
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