Health Care

Imaging group applauds legislation granting Tricare beneficiaries permanent DBT coverage

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Originally published on Health Imaging. Written by Matt O'Connor. The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance on Monday applauded federal lawmakers for ensuring veterans, service members and their families have permanent access to top breast screening exams. U.S. House members included an amendment mandating Tricare beneficiaries receive permanent coverage for digital breast tomosynthesis in a recen... Read more »

Houlahan Continues To Protect Pennsylvanians’ Health Care

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. This comprehensive legislation lowers Americans’ health coverage costs through tax credit expansions, negotiates lower prescription drug prices, expands coverage by funding critical federal and state efforts to increase health coverage enrolment, combats inequity... Read more »

Scanlon, Pa. Demócratas hablan sobre los desafíos del Censo en medio de una pandemia

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Publicado en la Estrella-Capital Escrito por Cassie Miller El Censo de los Estados Unidos, que viene cada 10 años, es un proyecto logístico y burocrático masivo en los mejores momentos. Ahora imagine tratando de contar a cada persona que vive en los Estados Unidos en medio de la peor crisis de salud pública durante un siglo y una temporada presidencial. Durante una charla en vivo en Facebook y Twi... Read more »

Houlahan, Shalala and Scanlon Introduce Legislation to Thank Pandemic Responders

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WEST CHESTER, PA – U.S. Reps Chrissy Houlahan (PA-6), Donna Shalala (FL-27) and Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5) have introduced H.R. 6953, the Pandemic Responder Service Award Act, legislation that seeks to thank the millions of frontline health care workers for their service in keeping America safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the legislation proposes an award for front line health car... Read more »

Bill would give monetary award to local first responders

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Originally published in the Daily Local WEST CHESTER — U.S. Reps. Chrissy Houlahan (PA-6), Donna Shalala (FL-27) and Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5) have introduced H.R. 6953, the Pandemic Responder Service Award Act, legislation that seeks to thank the millions of frontline health care workers for their service in keeping America safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the legislation propos... Read more »

Scanlon, Pa. Dems talk about Census challenges amid pandemic

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Originally published in the Pennsylvania Capital-Star Written by Cassie Miller The U.S. Census, which comes every 10 years, is a massive logistical and bureaucratic undertaking at the best of times. Now imagine trying to count every person living in the United States in the midst of the worst public health crisis in a century — and a presidential season. During a live chat on Facebook and Twitter ... Read more »

Houlahan votes to support small businesses, expand testing

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Originally published in the Daily Local U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., voted to pass the $3 trillion Heroes Act, which Democrats say is aimed at supporting small businesses and expanding testing during the pandemic. The controversial bill, authored by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was passed by House Democrats in a partisan vote, but had little chance of getting passed the Republican-controlled ... Read more »

Houlahan Passes Heroes Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass The Heroes Act. She issued the following statement: “Today, I voted to pass the Heroes Act through the House of Representatives,” said Houlahan. “The Senate has shown no sense of urgency to move forward on additional relief for Americans struggling with the health and economic impacts of COVID-19, and this bill serves a... Read more »

3D mammograms will be covered by Tricare starting this month

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Originally published in Military Times Written by Diana Stancy Correll Tricare is expanding its breast cancer screening coverage this month. Starting on May 29, Tricare will cover Digital Breast Tomosynthesis — known as 3D mammography or DBT —under its provisional coverage program, according to Republican Sen. Martha McSally from Arizona. “This is a major victory for our female service members and... Read more »

Houlahan Leads Bipartisan Legislation To Establish A National Public Health Corps

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) introduced the National Public Health Corps Act of 2020 alongside Representatives Bera (D-CA), Foster (D-IL) and Waltz (R-FL). This bipartisan bill would create a new branch of national service, the National Public Health Corps within the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to mobilize service-minded individuals to ... Read more »