McKinley, Budd, Cicilline, Trone Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Access to Telehealth Services for Substance Use Disorder Treatment

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Today U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.), Ted Budd (R-NC), David Cicilline (D-RI), and David Trone (D-MD) introduced the Telehealth Response for E-prescribing Addiction Therapy Services (TREATS) Act to support the expansion of telehealth services for substance use disorder treatment. The TREATS Act was previously introduced in the House last Congress. In an eff...

McKinley, Spanberger Call on HHS to Increase Focus on Community Pharmacies in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) calling on the administration to implement lessons learned from West Virginia who opted for a community pharmacist-led approach in its national COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy. In their letter to HHS Acting Secre...

McKinley, Schneider Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Hospital Cuts During COVID-19

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to prevent cuts to hospital payments at a time when many providers are stretched thin and struggling with the public health crisis. The Medicare Sequester COVID Moratorium Act delays cuts to Medicare reimbursement through the duration of the public health emergency...

McKinley: Biden Setting Expectations Low on Vaccine Deployment

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement reacting to President Biden’s pledge to administer 100 million vaccine doses in the first 100 days: “Getting as many Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 as quickly as possible needs to be our top priority. Widespread vaccination is vital to getting back to normal in our lives and restoring our e...

McKinley, Blunt Rochester Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Combat Opioid Addiction

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) introduced the PDMP Help Patients Act, which will help people suffering from addiction or mental illness locate treatment by linking information on treatment to the states' prescription drug monitoring program. “The COVID -19 pandemic has only further fueled our nations opioid epidemic,” ...

McKinley Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Nursing Home Care Amid Pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.), Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Mike Kelly (R-PA), and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation to protect long-term care residents and enhance accountability among the nation’s worst-performing facilities. The Nursing Home Reform Modernization Act of 2020 will expand the SFF program and ensure that all facilities nominated for ...

McKinley, Schneider Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Cuts to Hospital Payments During COVID-19

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation to prevent cuts to hospital payments through the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Medicare Sequester COVID Moratorium Act delays Medicare reimbursement cuts through the duration of the public health emergency, ensuring that cash strapped providers...

McKinley Applauds Passage of Bill to Improve Transparency, Accountability at the VA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Representative David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) applauded the House passage of the Improving Safety and Security for Veterans Act, which would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide detailed reports on patient safety and quality of care at VA Medical Centers. The bill already passed the Senate and is on the way to President Trump’s desk to be signed...

McKinley Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Halt Flow of Opioids and Crack Down on Pill Mills

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) and Kathy Castor (D-Tampa-FL14) introduced the Preventing Pill Mills Through Data Sharing Act (H.R. 8732), to require drug wholesalers that ship opioids to take greater responsibility for reporting suspicious quantities to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). “While Congress has been rightly focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, t...

McKinley: Congress Must Not Lose Sight of Opioid Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today marks the second anniversary of President Donald J. Trump signing landmark legislation to fight the opioid epidemic – the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) – into law. The bipartisan bill was a sweeping response to the opioid epidemic that is devastating communities across West Virginia and the nation. The legislation was the product of significant bipartis...

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