McKinley, Spanberger Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Hold Pharmaceutical Companies Accountable, Protect Affordable Medicine

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WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. David B. McKinley (R-WV) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) introduced the Preserving Rules Ordered for the Entities Covered Through (PROTECT) 340B Act, which would prohibit pharmaceutical companies and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from hurting hospitals and other providers that participate in the 340B drug pricing program. This legislation is in response to concerns from ...

McKinley Sponsors Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to End the Addiction Epidemic and Increase Access to Treatment, Prevention, and Recovery Resources

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WASHINGTON– Today, U.S. Representative David McKinley joined with Rep. David Trone (D-MD) in introducing the bipartisan, bicameral Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 3.0 Act. Co-chairs of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force Reps. Annie Kuster (D-NH), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and fellow co-chairs of the Addiction, Treatment, and Recov...

McKinley, Blunt Rochester, Curtis, and O’Halleran Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Empower Patients to Take Control of their Pain Treatment

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. David B. McKinley (R-W.Va), Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), John Curtis (R-UT), and Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) introduced the bipartisan Non-Opioid Directive (NOD) Act, which would allow patients to notify health professionals that they do not wish to be treated with opioids. “The opioid epidemic has impacted the lives of nearly every West Virginian family, and throughout t...

McKinley, Matsui, Stewart, Axne, Spanberger, Johnson Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect 340B Drug Pricing Program

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Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Reps. David McKinley (R-WV), Doris Matsui (D-CA), Chris Stewart (R-UT), Cindy Axne (D-IA), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) introduced a bill to protect hospitals from losing eligibility for the 340B drug pricing program during the COVID-19 public health emergency. “The 340B drug pricing program has been an important tool for West Virginia's safety n...

House Passes McKinley Bill to Crack Down on Suspicious Shipments of Opioids

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Washington, D.C. - Today, the House passed Rep. David B. McKinley’s (R-W.Va) Block, Report, And Suspend Suspicious Shipments Act (H.R. 786), which will require drug manufacturers, distributors and other Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registrants to not only report but halt suspicious orders. This will help prevent massive amounts of pills from flooding communities, like they did at the outs...

McKinley, Spanberger, Trone Urge Treasury Department to Allow States & Localities to Use American Rescue Plan Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV-01), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), and David Trone (D-MD-06) today led a bipartisan effort calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to allow states to use American Rescue Plan funding to combat increases in drug overdose deaths witnessed during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, drug overdose deaths reached record levels in communit...

McKinley, Kuster Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Save Seniors Billions in Drug Costs

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Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) and Annie Kuster (D- N.H.) reintroduced the Ensuring Access to Lower-Cost Medicines for Seniors Act, aimed at ensuring Medicare beneficiaries receive the full benefit of affordable generic drugs. In 2018 alone, generics and biosimilars saved Medicare beneficiaries over $90 billion. However, these savings are at risk ...

McKinley Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Telehealth Services for Rural Americans

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) introduced the Expanded Telehealth Access Act. This bipartisan legislation expands the list of the providers eligible for Medicare reimbursement providing telehealth services. During the coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services expanded the types of health care ...

McKinley Advocates for Better Quality of Care for America’s Seniors

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Today U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) reintroduced bipartisan legislation that protects long-term care residents and enhance accountability among the nation’s worst-performing facilities. The Nursing Home Reform Modernization Act of 2021 will expand the “Special Focus Facility” (SFF) program and ensure that all facilities nominated ...

McKinley Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Support Health Care Workers’ Mental Health Amid COVID-19

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WASHINGTON D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Susan Wild (D-PA) reintroduced the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act. This bill aims to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental and behavioral health conditions among healthcare professionals. Healthcare professionals have long experienced high levels of stress and burnout, and COVID-19...

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