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  • 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

  • McKinley Statement on Obamacare Court Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV) issued the following statement regarding a ruling by a Federal court in Texas that declared Obamacare unconstitutional: “This decision should spur Congress into action to reform health care on a bipartisan basis. With divided government we have a chance to improve affordability, ensure access to care, address the cost of prescription drugs, and protect coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Read more

  • WBOY: Congressman McKinley holds roundtable discussion with nurses
    Posted in In the News on October 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Healthcare

    Congressman David McKinley held a roundtable discussion Thursday afternoon with nurses from Ruby Memorial Hospital. McKinley said he wants to hear about problems nurses may face, including shortages and retention, and how he can help make changes. Read more

  • WTOV: Congressman McKinley commends bipartisan opioid bill
    Posted in In the News on October 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Healthcare, Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    Late Wednesday afternoon, President Trump signed a bill into effect that will provide help in the battle against opioids in West Virginia. It was a big victory for the state, but specifically for one local congressman. Read more

  • President Trump Signs Bipartisan Opioid Bill Into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    This afternoon President Trump signed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, into law. The bill is a bipartisan response to the opioid epidemic that is devastating communities across West Virginia and the nation. The package includes four bills introduced by Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV) to reduce repeat overdoses, encourage alternatives to opioids, expand access to safe drug disposal programs, and improve information sharing about patients’ addiction history between health care providers and family members. Read more

  • Dominion Post: Rep. McKinley’s priorities: Opioids, health care and economic revitalization
    Posted in In the News on October 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Healthcare, Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va. visited Morgantown on Friday and spent some time with The Dominion Post to review some of the action in Congress. McKinley cited three priorities: Opioids, health care and economic revitalization. McKinley said President Trump recently signed a package of 57 opioid bills. They covered a blend of issues: Enforcement, rehabilitation and education among others. Read more

  • WBOY: Representative David McKinley discusses workforce training, drug research funding in West Virginia
    Posted in In the News on October 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Healthcare, Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    The United States unemployment rate hit 3.7 percent in September, the lowest rate since 1969. Representative David McKinley recently spoke with WBOY about a variety of issues affecting West Virginia, including the economy. He said in spite of economic growth, there is a continuing problem with a shortage of skilled workers in West Virginia and across the country. He said more can be done to get a workforce that is up to the task of keeping the economy growing. Read more

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