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Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) today reintroduced HR 478, the Safe and Affordable Drugs from Canada Act, to the U.S. House, her legislation to allow consumers to import medications from Canada, where they are less expensive. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) joined as the lead Republican. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has introduced Senate companion legislation with Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).
PORTLAND, MAINE— Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement regarding a U.S. district judge’s ruling in Texas v. US, a Republican lawsuit seeking to strike down key provisions of the Affordable Care Act:
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) sent a letter today to the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the agency to approve the Medicaid expansion application recently submitted by the State of Maine.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Responding to reports of health insurance premium increases in the individual market in Maine and across the country, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement in response to the Maine Superior Court’s decision ordering the LePage Administration to implement Medicaid Expansion:
“I applaud the Maine Superior Court’s decision stating that more than 70,000 low-income Mainers should be able to sign up for health care next month. The order is clear: the LePage Administration cannot veto Maine’s voter-approved Medicaid Expansion law.”
WASHINGTON, D.C.— As partisan politics have needlessly held up the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Community Health Centers and other important public health programs, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) is co-sponsoring a bill (H.R. 4541) that reauthorizes all of these programs and pays for it in a commonsense way that does not strip funds from other health care programs. Funding for CHIP expired on September 30, putting health care for nine million American kids at risk.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—At the Capitol today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) hosted a briefing on produce prescription programs, an element of the food is medicine movement that is proving effective at improving people’s diets and health outcomes by increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Launching a national produce prescription pilot program called Harvesting Health is one provision of HR 3491, the Local FARMS Act, a bipartisan bill Pingree has introduced with Reps.
The Open Enrollment Period to purchase health insurance for 2018 through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace starts November 1 and runs through December 15.