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  • DelBene Statement on House Passage of SGR Repeal and CHIP Extension
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Seniors

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 2 to repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP): “For too long, the SGR has threatened access to care for millions of our seniors and servicemembers. I voted for this bipartisan legislation because it permanently repeals the SGR and puts Medicare and TRICARE on a more sustainable path,” DelBene said. “While this isn’t how I would ... Read more

  • DelBene, Pingree and Kind’s RIDE Act to Ensure Low-Income Seniors Have Rides to Their Medical Visits
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Seniors

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced legislation to ensure low-income seniors living in rural areas across the country can continue to get rides to and from their doctor’s appointments. The bill, called the Recruiting Individuals to Drive Our Elders (RIDE) Act, would help bolster volunteer driver programs that are administered by state Medicaid agencies to provide cost-effective transportation for Medicaid ben... Read more