Health Care

BACON ISSUES STATEMENT ON NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION FOR CORONAVIRUS

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today issued the following statement concerning President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration for the Coronavirus situation: “We must reassure the American people that we are able to handle a national threat such as this, and the President’s declaration will make that possible. The steps listed as part of this declaration will enable us to beat t... Read more »

Abigail Spanberger Files Bill Inspired by Mike Lecik, Local Firefighter Battling Cancer

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A Powhatan firefighter’s battle with cancer has inspired a bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives that would provide veteran firefighters with the fair compensation, healthcare, and retirement benefits earned through their service. https://www.richmond.com/news/local/central-virginia/powhatan/powhatan-today/abigail-spanberger-files-bill-inspired-by-mike-lecik-local-firefighter/... Read more »

U.S. House Bill Aims to Help Veteran Firefighters

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A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House that aims to help veteran firefighters. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger and Congressman Don Bacon (R-Nebraska-02), a U.S. Air Force veteran, introduced the Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act on Thursday. It aims to provide veteran firefighters will the compensation, health care, and retirement benefits they earned with their military se... Read more »

Bacon Announces Co-Sponsorship for H.R. 19 Which Would Lower Prescription Drug Prices

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced that he had signed on to cosponsor H.R. 19, the Lower Costs, More Cures Act, which would lower costs at the drug counter for patients and seniors. “These bipartisan reforms would lower out of pocket spending without crushing investment in the research and development of new cures,” said Rep. Bacon. “We need to strengthen transparency and champion compe... Read more »

Bacon sponsors bipartisan legislation to bolster nationwide biopreparedness

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https://riponadvance.com/stories/bacon-sponsors-bipartisan-legislation-to-bolster-nationwide-biopreparedness/ Newly introduced bipartisan legislation proposed by U.S. Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) would expand the list of federally approved medical countermeasures that could be used to protect first responders and healthcare professionals during a nationwide health emergency. Read more »

National and state lawmakers focus on family caregivers

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https://nebraska.tv/news/local/national-and-state-lawmakers-focus-on-family-caregivers "Congressman Don Bacon and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry have recently cosponsored legislation in the House of Representatives to support family caregivers and to educate professionals about hospice and palliative care. Now, these bills are moving to the Senate for approval," said Chentland. Read more »

Bacon, Tonko, Langevin Introduce Health Care Workforce Protection Act of 2019

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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 l... Read more »

Bacon Statement Regarding Vote on HR 987 and “Poison Pills”

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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” a... Read more »

Bacon Votes Against Attempt to Stifle States Health Care Innovations

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement regarding the vote on Democratic leadership's bill, H.R. 986: “Protecting those with pre-existing coverage is important to me, which is why I am a co-sponsor of H.R. 692, The Pre-existing Conditions Act of 2019. But today legislation was brought to the floor that supposedly protects individuals with preexisting conditions. However, it ... Read more »

Rep. Bacon’s Staff Will Provide Additional Resources to Seniors at Medicare Open Enrollment Events

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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. VAS is contracted by the Nebraska Department of Insurance to provide unbiased... Read more »