Urgent Action Needed to Extend Patient Access to Care

We are writing to request your support for bipartisan legislation to provide regulatory relief for America’s Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and small, rural hospitals and to protect access to outpatient therapeutic services for patients living in rural
communities. Last year, H.R. 5613 was included in the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016.

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Nursing Programs: Update and Remove Unnecessary conflict

We invite you to cosponsor, H.R. 662, the Making Educating Nurses Dependable for Schools (MEND) Act in order to protect hospital based-nursing programs across the United States as they face conflicting regulatory requirements from Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services (CMS) and their accreditation bodies. As America’s health care needs evolve, these programs provide our nurses with the quality education necessary to serve their communities by providing the world-class care that Americans expect and deserve.
This is identical legislation to the MEND Act introduced in the 114th Congress.

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Demand Accountability for Tom Price Private Planes

A recent
POLITICO report disclosed that Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price chartered “private jets on five separate flights for official business, at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars more than commercial travel” since being sworn in. This
use of taxpayer funds for private planes is a departure from previous HHS Secretaries flying commercial when on official HHS business in non-emergency situations.

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Co-Sponsor H.R. 3447: Differentiate the Dangerous Disconnect

We ask that you join us in cosponsoring bipartisan legislation to improve coordination of care for our nation’s Medicare beneficiaries. H.R. 3447, The Furthering Access to Coordinated Treatment for Seniors (FACTS) Act of 2017 takes serious strides to address
the crisis of medication nonadherence, estimated to be responsible for $300 billion in annual health care costs and 125,000 annual preventable deaths.

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Let Americans 50+ Buy Into Medicare!

More than 40 members have joined our effort to improve the ACA by extending the option of purchasing Medicare to Americans age 50-64. This achievable and forward-thinking policy is an important part of the ongoing conversation about how we can make important
progressive improvements to our healthcare system without significant negative budget impact. We hope you join the effort and sign on as a cosponsor.

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Urge USTR to Protect Biologics in Renegotiated NAFTA

As the Trump Administration continues to engage Canada and Mexico on the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), we invite you to join us in writing to United States Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer urging
him to ensure any renegotiated NAFTA agreement upholds existing U.S. law with respect to regulatory data protection for new biologic medicines.

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JOIN US: Help Improve Access for Over the Counter Medications

With health care costs continuing to skyrocket, American families and small businesses have been addressing these rising costs on their own, and by turning to consumer driven products like Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs).
These accounts allow plan participants to set aside their own dollars on a pre-tax basis to pay for health care expenses, giving individuals control over their health care decisions and the method by which to pay for that care.

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