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  • ICYMI: Miners Pension and Healthcare Fix Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Healthcare

    On Friday, President Trump signed the year-end spending bill into law. The spending bill included a provision to save threated pension and healthcare benefits similar to the bipartisan legislation that McKinley introduced. “Over the years, we have worked to keep this issue front and center. So much hard work has gone into getting this legislation signed into law. We have worked hand in hand with retired miners and their families, to make sure Congress understood what was really at risk,” McKinle... Read more

  • McKinley Calls for a Bipartisan Solution to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Leading up to today’s vote on H.R.3, the Democrats’ partisan drug pricing bill, Representative David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) spoke on the House floor to urge his colleagues to oppose H.R. 3 and instead support a bipartisan alternative, the Lower Cost and More Cures Act (H.R. 19). Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bill, H.R. 3, passed the House today (230-192). “Senate leadership has said they will not vote on H.R. 3, and President Trump made it clear he would veto it. So, what are we doing here? If low... Read more

  • Representatives McKinley and Sewell Introduce Legislation to Expand Access to Non-Opioid Alternatives
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    U.S. Reps. David McKinley (WV-01) and Terri Sewell (AL-07) introduced the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (NOPAIN) Act today, legislation to help address barriers to non-opioid pain management for seniors enrolled in Medicare, thereby helping stem the opioid epidemic across the nation. Specifically, the bill would address payment disincentives for practitioners to prescribe non-opioid treatment alternatives in surgical settings by requiring CMS to place non-opioid treatments on par w... Read more

  • McKinley, Kuster Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Save Seniors Billions in Drug Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) and Annie Kuster (D- N.H.) introduced 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 due to an increasing number of generic and biosimilar medicines being included in the same pricing category as the more e... Read more

  • Bill Aims to Make Generic Drugs More Affordable for Seniors
    Posted in In the News on October 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster of New Hampshire and David McKinley of West Virginia have introduced a bill to make generic drugs more affordable for seniors. Kuster, a Democrat, and McKinley, a Republican, said Wednesday that last year, low-cost generic medications saved Medicare patients over $90 billion, but those savings are at risk because a growing number of these medicines have been moved into the same category as more expensive brand-name drugs. They say the bill would help reverse the negative... Read more

  • U.S. House of Representatives Supports the Health of Our Nation by Passing Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization
    Posted in In the News on October 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, DC, October 28, 2019 – The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) commends the U.S. House of Representatives for unanimously passing H.R. 728, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019. This overwhelming support represents an important step towards reauthorizing vital programs that bolster nursing education, prepare the next generation of nurses, and support communities across the country. AACN is especially grateful to the lead sponsor of H.R. 728, Rep... Read more

  • Mon Health enters affiliation agreement with Grafton City Hospital-Preston County News
    Posted in In the News on September 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Mon Health System and Grafton City Hospital have entered into an affiliation agreement to ensure Grafton area residents continue to have independent health-care choice close to home, officials said. The agreement, which was endorsed by the boards of directors of both entities, allows Grafton City Hospital to achieve operational cost efficiencies through the use of Mon Health business support services, clinical affiliation and purchasing power. To read more click here Read more

  • McKinley, Welch Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
    Posted in In the News on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (W.Va.-1) and Peter Welch (Vt.) introduced H.R.3812 the Reforming Ever-greening and Manipulation that Extends Drug Years (REMEDY) Act which will help to reduce the cost of prescription medicine by helping to end patent abuses that prevent generic drugs from entering the market. The REMEDY Act would amend a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) statute which provides monopoly extensions and incentivizes brand manufacturers to manipulate the system by filing nu... Read more

  • McKinley Joins Effort to Protect Life, Oppose Extreme Agenda
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) and 190 of his colleagues signed a discharge petition on Tuesday to bring a key pro-life bill to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote. If successful, the discharge petition would bring the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962) to the floor for an immediate vote. A discharge petition is a parliamentary procedure that needs a simple majority (218) of signatures to be successful. “States like Virginia and New York... Read more

  • Committee Reviews McKinley Legislation to Lower Drug Prices
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hosted a hearing to discuss proposals to reduce the price of prescription drug including the CREATES Act (H.R. 965) and the FAST Generics Act (H.R. 985), both of which are sponsored by Rep. McKinley. Both pieces of legislation would prevent drug makers from blocking the entrance of competitors into the market and increase patients’ access to generic drugs, introduce competition, and lower drug prices. “The prices for prescription dru... Read more

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