U.S. Senator Angus King, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and Congressman Jared Golden, have introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill to fast-track reimbursements from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to Maine Veterans’ Homes (MVH).
In 2021, Congress passed legislation authorizing the VA to cover the costs of in-home care for veterans with dementia provided… Read more »
U.S. Senator Angus King, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs (SVAC) and Senate Armed Services Committees (SASC), Senator Susan Collins, and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden are working to improve reimbursements for Maine community care providers treating veterans with mental health conditions. In a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Denis… Read more »
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today and more than 200 of her Democratic colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives reintroduced the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) to codify the right to an abortion and protect abortion access nationwide. The legislation, which passed the House twice in the 117th Congress but was blocked by Senate Republicans, would… Read more »
Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined more than 90 of her colleagues in the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC), led by Chair Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), in pushing the Biden Administration to do more to ensure that insurers follow the law and comply with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraception coverage requirements that guarantee women can get FDA-approved birth control… Read more »
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) secured more than $2 million in Community Project Funding to expand health care services in Maine’s Midcoast region. Funded as one of Pingree’s 15 community projects in the Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations Bill, Knox Clinic will use the $2,105,000 to provide much-needed primary care, dental care, and mental health care to the citizens of Midcoast… Read more »
Programs at Northern Light Mercy Hospital and Amistad will receive a total of $1.5 million in Community Project Funding through the Fiscal Year 2023 government funding bill, Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced today.
Mercy Hospital in Portland will use the $1 million in federal funding to substantially increase access to its English Language… Read more »
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, today celebrated final passage of the government funding bill for Fiscal Year 2023 which directs the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to dedicate $5 million to assist farmers whose land has been contaminated by PFAS or “forever chemicals”. As Chair of the… Read more »
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is urging the Biden Administration to incorporate “food is medicine” proposals into the White House’s platform for the upcoming Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Pingree, along with Reps. Kim Schrier and Derek Kilmer, detailed the important role that Food is Medicine interventions play in… Read more »
U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Diana Harshbarger (R-Tenn.) today introduced legislation to remove barriers and inequities from federally funded physician residency programs. The bipartisan Fair Access in Residency (FAIR) Act, which is strongly supported by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) as well as the University… Read more »
Dirigo. As Mainers, we know well the meaning of our Latin motto: “I Lead.”
And we live by it. Whether by leading the United States in its approach to lowering health care costs, or by aggressively fighting climate change, Maine has made this motto much more than a word on a flag or a bumper sticker.
Addressing the high price of prescription drugs has been one of my biggest focuses as an… Read more »