Support Improvements to the new Kidney Care Model – Deadline Friday

We write to ask you to join us in sending a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar regarding the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s recently proposed mandatory kidney care model that would cover half of the country.  Dialysis
patients are an extremely vulnerable population, and large-scale changes to the payment system for this group need to be carefully reviewed before implementation.

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Extend Care for Newborns at the VA

Women servicemembers makeup more than 20 percent of our military forces and women veterans are the fastest growing group amongst the veteran population. However, the health care available to these veterans fails to reflect this 21st century reality.

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VA Refuses to Cover Ambulance Costs for Vets

How would you like to be a veteran who goes to a local emergency room, receives treatment, and once stabilized is told you need to travel to the nearest VA hospital, but that the cost of the ambulance service is non-reimbursable?  The average cost for this
medical transfer is $500 but it can be far more expensive if the veteran lives in a rural area.  This reality is happening to far too many of our veterans, creating financial hardships and jeopardizing their health.

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Cosponsor the Chronic Condition Copay Elimination Act

I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 4457, the Chronic Condition Copay Elimination Act, which would require private health insurance plans, including high deductible health plans, to cover certain preventive care and prescription drugs without charging a copayment,
coinsurance, or deductible-related fee.

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Support Our National Guard & Reserve Members – Cosponsor the Bipartisan Veterans’ Preference Parity Act

Our men and women in uniform do incredible things to support and defend our nation.  Whether in the reserve component or on active duty, these brave individuals have made tremendous sacrifices for our nation’s safety and security.  However, antiquated federal
hiring preference statutes restrict many men and women from qualifying for the veterans’ preference they deserve and these existing guidelines are particularly unfair to Reserve and National Guard members.  The
Veterans’ Preference Parity Act is a necessary step to modernize veteran’s preference in federal hiring and recognize those who have served our nation.  

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Become a Cosponsor of the House Joint Resolution to Disapprove of Secretary DeVos’ Borrower Defense Rule

Over the last several years, we have seen multiple abrupt and high-profile for-profit school closures leaving students without options and disrupting their lives.  Instead of ensuring that  defrauded borrowers have a way to receive relief– a benefit they
are entitled to through the Higher Education Act of 1965 – Secretary DeVos recently finalized a

rule that makes it much harder for defrauded college students to have their loans rightfully discharged.

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IMPROVE VETERANS’ ACCESS TO CARE

Sending Office: Honorable Vicky Hartzler Sent By: Jared.Patterson@mail.house.gov         Request for Cosponsor(s) IMPROVE VETERANS’ ACCESS TO CARE Cosponsor the Bipartisan VA Hiring Enhancement Act

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TOMORROW: Cybersecurity Awareness Month Lunchtime Demo Featuring DHS Hunt and Incident Response Team

As Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, we would like to invite you to a cyber demonstration and lunch on Thursday, October 3, 2019, presented by the Department of Homeland Security’s Hunt and Incident Response
Team (HIRT). This demonstration will highlight the response capabilities that HIRT provides critical infrastructure owners and operators, as well as state and local governments, affected by a cyber attack.  Join us to learn firsthand what happens
when HIRT deploys across the country to identify the root cause of a cyber incident, contain the activity, mitigate the impact, and remove the adversary from a victim’s network.

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