Health Care

An Account of Military Sexual Trauma

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Terri Smith joined the Army when she was 20 with high hopes of having a career. But her hopes were dashed within a short time, replaced by a nightmare of unbelievable proportions. Like many young people, she joined for the educational benefits, along with the desire to serve her country.

Over 25% of US Essential Medicines at 'Very High Risk' Due to Dependency on China

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Recent findings reveal a concerning dependency on foreign sources for key pharmaceutical ingredients critical to the United States' healthcare system, with a significant focus on China. This dependency places over a quarter of US-designated essential medicines at a 'very high risk,' sparking bipartisan efforts to address the nation's pharmaceutical supply chain…

Coalition applauds reintroduction of Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act

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The Healthcare Workforce Coalition, whose founding members include the AHA, Nov. 3 applauded Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., and Reps. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., and Don Bacon, R-Neb., for reintroducing the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act, legislation that would recapture up to 40,000 unused employment visas — 25,000 for nurses and 15,000 for physicians. It…

Bacon sponsors bipartisan bill to provide better postpartum care to more mothers

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U.S. Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) recently sponsored a bipartisan bill that seeks to improve and expand maternal postpartum health under the Medicaid program. “As a husband, father, and grandfather, I recognize the importance of supporting postpartum women,” Rep. Bacon said on April 26. “Our care for women should extend to postpartum recovery, to ensure that they are living without pain or…

Rep. Bacon Introduces Optimizing Postpartum Outcomes Act

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Rep. Bacon Leads Bipartisan Bill to Help Postpartum Women   WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE-02), alongside Reps. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE-At Large), Terri Sewell (D-AL-070), Susan Wild (D-PA-07), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico), reintroduced H.R.2480, the Optimizing Postpartum…


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Today, President Joe Biden signed into law a measure authored by Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) to improve disability and retirement benefits for federal firefighters by ensuring they receive the same access to job-related disability and retirement benefits as state, county, and municipal firefighters. [...] The Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2021 was introduced by…

Military sexual assault victims could get back benefits under plan

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Victims of military sexual assault could be eligible for tens of thousands of dollars in retroactive disability benefits under a proposal being unveiled by pair of House lawmakers this week. The measure is unlikely to become law this year, given the short legislative schedule left before the end of December. But bill sponsors say they hope to either find…