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  • DelBene Urges CMS to Support Shift to Value-based Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) sent a bipartisan letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), urging the agency to continue fostering Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the beginning stage model. ACOs are a market-based solution where groups of physicians, hospitals, and other providers voluntarily collaborate to achieve enhanced quality of care, reduced costs and improved health outcomes. In the letter to CMS Administrator Se... Read more

  • Select Investigative Panel Democrats Highlight Conflict of Interest at HHS
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Today, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a Chief Deputy Whip and the Ranking Democrat on the now-defunct Select Investigative Panel, led the Democratic Members of the Panel on a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar. In the letter, Reps. Schakowsky, Jerrold Nadler, Diana DeGette, Jackie Speier, Bonnie Watson Coleman, and Suzan DelBene, expressed their serious concerns about the current Chief of Staff to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at HHS, Mr. March Bell. Mr. Bell served as the St... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today released the following statement on the 45th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which ruled that women have a constitutional right to decide whether and when to have a child: “In the more than four decades since Roe v. Wade, it has become clear that some will stop at nothing to obstruct women’s reproductive rights, despite the Supreme Court and 7 in 10 Americans believing women should have the right to choos... Read more

  • DelBene Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging $2 Billion Boost for NIH
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) led 129 House members in urging the House Appropriations Committee to fund the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at no less than $36 billion in any forthcoming appropriations legislation. The bipartisan letter was co-led by Reps. David McKinley (WV-01) and Peter King (NY-02). “Funding helps push the boundaries of scientific knowledge, advance promising research and offer hope to millions of Americans suffering from heartbreaking dis... Read more

  • Get Covered
    Posted in eNewsletters on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Open Enrollment begins today, giving you and your family the opportunity to sign up for the healthcare plan that best meets your needs. This year, Open Enrollment is shorter than before, so it is important to sign up before the January 15 deadline to ensure you’ll be covered in 2018. You can apply either online, by phone or in person so don’t delay and get covered now. Find the information you need to get started HERE. In Congress, I’m working to ensure every American is able to get affordable, ... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Trump’s Announcement to Raise Healthcare Costs on Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today released the following statement after the White House made a sudden announcement that it would end critical healthcare payments currently helping families get access to quality, affordable health insurance: “The President’s announcement that he will end assistance for Americans cannot be squared with his and congressional Republicans’ claims that they care about working families. The President is playing politics with matters of life ... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Trump Depriving Women of Birth Control
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued the following statement on President Trump’s rule rolling back the guarantee that all health insurance plans include birth control coverage: “Birth control is essential healthcare, plain and simple. Not only does it help women plan their families — it’s also used by thousands of women to treat serious medical conditions, like endometriosis and ovarian cysts. Denying women medically necessary healthcare based on ideology is unjustifiab... Read more

  • ‘This is wrong, it’s outrageous’: Washington state leaders, advocates respond to Trump’s birth-control rule
    Posted in In the News on October 6, 2017 | Preview rr
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    The Trump administration’s new rule allowing insurers and employers to opt out of covering contraceptives in the Affordable Care Act because of religious and moral objections brought swift condemnation from politicians and groups focused on women’s health care. “President Trump wants to make birth control about ideology, but let’s be clear: for women and their families in the 21st century, birth control is about being healthy and financially secure — and allowing a woman’s employer to decide whe... Read more

  • DelBene: Sweeping Abortion Ban Punishes Women, Cruelly Burdens Survivors of Sexual Assault
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) opposed legislation that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. It lacks any meaningful exemptions to protect a woman’s health and imposes cruel barriers on survivors of sexual assault. The bill (H.R. 36) passed the House and now heads to the Senate for further consideration. DelBene’s floor speech follows and video can be found HERE: “Today I rise for Stephanie from my district. This is her story. “Stephanie and her husband... Read more

  • House approves GOP bill outlawing most late-term abortions
    Posted in In the News on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Most late-term abortions would be outlawed under legislation Republicans pushed through the House on Tuesday, a major priority of the GOP and conservative groups that won't reach an eager President Donald Trump because it faces certain Senate defeat. The House approved the measure by a near party-line 237-189 vote. Though the bill's fate is sealed, the push for abortion restrictions remains a touchstone issue for most Republicans, even as the party splinters between traditionalist conservatives ... Read more