Join Letter to Director Mulvaney to Increase Funding for the Division of Viral Hepatitis at CDC – Closing Noon on Friday, December 14

Please join Reps. Johnson and Meng in signing a letter to Director Mick Mulvaney asking to raise funding for the Division of Viral Hepatitis at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to $134 million, and to include $40 million to fully fund
the recently passed program to eliminate opioid-related infectious diseases within the Substance-Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act of 2018 (H.R. 6).

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Give Patients Access to Their Records!

I invite you to become an original cosponsor of the Medical Records Access Fairness Act. This common-sense bill would require providers to give patients access to their medical records for free up to once per year.

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Cosponsor the Bipartisan Violence Against Women Health Act of 2018

Please join us in cosponsoring the bipartisan Violence Against Women Health Act. In 2005, Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) which included a new health title to develop a public health response to abuse by strengthening the health
care system’s identification, assessment and response of victims. To date, the VAWA Health program has trained more than 13,000 health care providers to assess for and respond to domestic and sexual violence in over 230 clinical settings serving more than
1.3 million patients. More patients are being screened, but more collaboration between health systems and advocates is needed to connect victims to services, help them escape the abuse, and improve their overall health and safety. 

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Letter to OMB Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder/Suicide Prevention Funding

Please join me and Rep. Herrera Beutler in sending the letter below regarding strong funding for mental health, substance use disorder, and suicide prevention efforts to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. We would love for you to join
us in asking for the budget to place a special focus on efforts dedicated to access, treatment, recovery, and better health outcomes.

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Join Letter to Director Mulvaney to Increase Funding for the Division of Viral Hepatitis at CDC – Closing Noon on Friday, December 14

Please join Reps. Johnson and Meng in signing a letter to Director Mick Mulvaney asking to raise funding for the Division of Viral Hepatitis at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to $134 million, and to include $40 million to fully fund
the recently passed program to eliminate opioid-related infectious diseases within the Substance-Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act of 2018 (H.R. 6).

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Fight to Defend Pre-Existing Condition Protections

Earlier this year, the Trump Administration announced it would no longer defend key parts of the ACA that
prevent insurance companies from charging more to cover pre-existing conditions or denying coverage altogether. Refusing to defend the existing law could take us back to the days when insurance companies could discriminate against people for everything from
battling cancer to being pregnant.

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