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  • Competition: How Patient-Centered Health Care Reaches Affordability
    Posted in Column on January 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Marsha's Solutions

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  • Bi-Partisan Representatives Applaud CMS’ Proposed 90-Day Reporting Period
    Posted in Press Release on July 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Marsha's Solutions

    Representatives Ellmers (R-NC), Blackburn (R-TN), Rush (D-IL) and Matsui (D-CA) issued the below statements after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule to reinstate a 90-day electronic health record (EHR) reporting period for physicians and hospitals under the Meaningful Use (MU) Program. Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-07) “This administration has constantly failed to offer patients, and the provider community, with the resources necessary in order to pr... Read more

  • Blackburn Works to Reform Mental Health Care System
    Posted in Press Release on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Marsha's Solutions

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Vice Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today released the following statement after House passage of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 (H.R. 2646), the most significant reform to our nation’s mental health programs in decades. “While one in five Americans will face mental illness, the current state of mental health care in our country has left many behind. Four million Americans with serious mental illness receive no ... Read more

  • Blackburn Introduces Plan Verification and Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Release on June 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Marsha's Solutions

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today introduced H.R. 5589, the Plan Verification and Fairness Act, legislation that would ensure proper verification is required prior to receiving healthcare coverage under exchange special enrollment periods (SEPs). Under current law, individuals aren’t required to prove that they qualify for these special enrollment periods (SEPs) before the plan takes effect, leading to higher costs for patients playing by the rules and risk imbalance within exchange mark... Read more

  • Blackburn Provisions Included in House GOP Obamacare Replacement
    Posted in Press Release on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Marsha's Solutions, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today released the following statement in response to the reveal of the House Republican’s Obamacare replacement: “Two provisions I have authored were secured in the House GOP Obamacare replacement; my across-state-lines provision, H.R. 543, and expanding the use of health savings accounts, H.R. 4090. By allowing consumers to purchase insurance across-state-lines, we are empowering them with more choices and a more competitive environment that will lower the p... Read more

  • An Update on Our Efforts to Fight Zika
    Posted in Column on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Marsha's Solutions

    In addition to providing the needed funding to fight Zika, the House is taking action today to get rid of unnecessary and duplicative government regulations that stand in the way of killing disease-ridden mosquitoes. The President and Administration should work with us on protecting mothers and children from Zika. Below is an update on the House's progress from the office of Speaker Paul Ryan: In the midst of a Zika threat, the federal government should not be making it harder for people to kill... Read more

  • National Health Leaders Recognize U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn For Leadership in Healthcare Innovation
    Posted in Press Release on May 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation

    The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of leaders of the nation’s premier health care companies and organizations, has honored U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn as a “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” at an award ceremony in Washington, DC. The award presentation took place at the Council’s annual Healthcare Innovations Expo on Capitol Hill. The day-long event is dedicated to showcasing new developments in health care technologies, treatments and practices. This year’s event f... Read more

  • Obamacare Official Mislead Congress and the American People
    Posted in Press Release on May 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Marsha's Solutions

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today commented on a new report that chronicles misleading testimony given by CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt at an Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on December 8, 2015. The report states, “[i]n his opening remarks before the committee, Mr. Slavitt testified that ‘over $200 million of the original grant awards have already been returned to the federal government, and we’re in the process o... Read more

  • Blackburn: "Only President Obama Would Replace A Mandate With Another Mandate"
    Posted in Press Release on March 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Marsha's Solutions, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) today issued the following statement in support of Little Sisters of the Poor as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments from them in their challenge to President Obama’s so-called accommodation in regards to the Obamacare mandate that would violate religious freedom in America: "Only President Obama would replace a mandate with another mandate. It begs the question: Is government-run health care more important than freedom? I stand by Little Sisters of the Poo... Read more

  • Blackburn: New Video Raises More Questions About Big Abortion Business Practices
    Posted in Press Release on February 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Marsha's Solutions, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation

    Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today released the following statement in response to new video footage showing an employee of a large abortion provider explaining accounting tricks used to conceal fetal tissue sales. “The comments in this video by an employee of a large abortion provider are deeply disturbing and seem to demonstrate a willingness to obfuscate and hide their true intentions. The Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives is examining these issues and this new video, once again,... Read more