Health Care

Biden declared the pandemic over, but unvaxxed Air Force pilots are still grounded

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Despite President Biden's assertion that the COVID-19 pandemic is "over," unvaccinated Air Force pilots seeking religious accommodations to the vaccine mandate are still being prohibited from flying, despite those with medical exemptions being able to perform their usual duties. Biden said during an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday: "The pandemic is over. We still have a…

Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court Fights For Those Who Fought For Us

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They live by the credo, “leave no Veteran behind.” These are not mere words. These are actions not on the battlefields, but in everyday life, where their fellow veterans – who vowed to fight for our nation – often struggle to survive. These solemn words are part of the Volunteer Veteran Mentor’s Oath and represent the mission of the Douglas Country Veterans Treatment Court (DCVTC). In…

Top Republican on House Veterans Affairs Committee tours Omaha VA hospital

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The top Republican on the House Veterans Affairs Committee got a look at the Omaha VA hospital and its 2-year-old ambulatory care clinic this week. He liked what he saw. “You’ve got a great facility,” said Rep. Mike Bost, R-Illinois. “There are certain VA facilities that are aging out, certain ones the veterans don’t want to go to. You don’t get that here.” Bost, a Marine…

Bacon Supports Import Expansion of Baby Formula

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) joined his colleagues in passing H.R. 8351, the “Formula Act,” which would temporality suspend all tariffs on imports of baby formula. This suspension would last through December 31, 2022. “We are still seeing lower supplies of baby formula in our stores, and we need to help American families easily find it,” said…

Bacon Supports Life, Votes Against Radical Federal Abortion Bills

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Washington, DC – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-R) today voted against both H.R. 8296, the “Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022” and H.R. 8297, the “Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022.” The first bill allows abortion up to birth and restricts religious freedoms of medical providers. The second bill is aimed at stripping state laws and federalizing access to abortion medication. “This…

Bacon Votes to Provide Health Care to Millions of Veterans

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 Washington, DC – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-R) voted in favor of S. 3373, the SFC Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022, which will finally recognize military toxic exposure—from contaminated water at military bases, airborne hazards from burn pits, or radiation from atomic testing—as a cost of war and provide healthcare for potentially 3.5 million veterans…

Steil leads GOP effort calling for release of most-recent data on youth suicides

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Ahead of the national launch of the 9-8-8 Mental Health Hotline, U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil (R-WI) led 19 of his Republican colleagues in requesting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) release finalized 2021 data on suicides among children in America as soon as possible. [...] In their letter, the members asked that Walensky work with them to address the mental…

Bacon Votes To Restore Mental Health For Americans

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Washington, D.C. — Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7666, the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act:  “People battling substance use disorders or suffering from severe mental illness, especially children, will greatly benefit from the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act which supports…

BACON VOTES TO RESTORE MENTAL HEALTH FOR AMERICANS

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Washington, D.C. — Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7666, the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act:  “People battling substance use disorders or suffering from severe mental illness, especially children, will greatly benefit from the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act which…