Health Care

Houlahan Passes Next Round Of COVID Relief

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WASHINGTON – Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass the next round of COVID relief, an updated package of the Heroes Act passed in May. This updated legislation constitutes a $2.2 trillion relief package that will support health care workers, aid small businesses, help our schools and local municipalities, safeguard our elections and more. “From the start of this pandemic, I have wor... Read more »

Houlahan Issues Statement On Returning To Washington To Vote To Save Post Office

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CHESTER COUNTY, PA – Today, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) issued the following statement: “The postmaster general is injecting a dangerous breed of partisanship into the United States Postal Service, an essential service afforded to all Americans as mandated by the Constitution,” said Houlahan. “The implications of this systemic attack on USPS, which traces its roots back to our very own Benjamin F... Read more »

After hundreds of covid-19 deaths in state-run veterans homes, lawmakers press VA to adhere to science

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Originally published in The Washington Post. Written by Alexa Mikhail, Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff and Joel Jacobs. A U.S. congresswoman from Pennsylvania, riled by the experimental use of hydroxychloroquine in a nursing home for veterans in her home district, is among several lawmakers calling on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to adhere to science when providing recommendations on future coronav... Read more »

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 »