WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congressmen Don Bacon (NE-02), Paul Tonko (NY-20), and Jim Langevin (RI-02) today introduced bi-partisan legislation to aid national biopreparedness by amending the Public Health Services (PHS) Act to include coverage of National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-certified respiratory protective devices. In 2005, the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act added legal authorities to the PHS Act to provide federal liability immunity to items HHS identifies as necessary for public health emergency response.
I remain committed to those who are hurting because of Obamacare. We have opportunities to fix our broken healthcare while retaining pre-existing conditions coverage, no healthcare caps, and the ability to cover our children through the age of 26.
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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today voted no on H.R. 987, the misleading titled “Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act”:
“Congress had crafted good bipartisan legislation that included provisions from three other bills aimed at reducing prescription drug prices. It would penalize branded drug makers who withhold samples from generic manufacturers; ban “pay for delay” agreements; and limit the ability of first-approved generic makers’ ability to stall another rival’s launch.
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement regarding the vote on Democratic leadership's bill, H.R. 986:
Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15 – December 7
OMAHA, NE – Staff members from Congressman Don Bacon’s (NE-02) District office will join Volunteers Assisting Seniors (VAS) for several Medicare Open Enrollment events throughout the district. Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15 and continues through December 7.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) joined his colleagues to pass 35 bipartisan bills aimed at addressing the national opioid crisis and providing tools to assist states in stopping the damage to our communities.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there were more than 42,000 overdose deaths because of opioid abuse in 2016. In Nebraska, the number is much lower with 44 opioid related deaths in Nebraska in the same year.
OMAHA, NE. – Staff members from Congressman Don Bacon’s (NE-02) District office will join Volunteers Assisting Seniors (VAS) for several Medicare Open Enrollment events throughout the district. Medicare Open Enrollment will start October 15 and continue until December 7.
The VAS receives a federal grant through the Nebraska Department of Insurance to provide unbiased, objective information to seniors about Medicare coverage options to help them make an informed choice.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement on his co-sponsorship of the CHIME Act:
The American Health Care Act passed in the U.S. House earlier this month is being met with a lot of criticism. Congressman Don Bacon is working to clear up the confusion.