Improving Access to Affordable Health Care

NH Delegation Calls on HHS to Change Formula for CARES Act Provider Relief Fund that Unfairly Penalizes Granite State Nursing & Long-Term Care Facilities

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**The current formula penalizes states like New Hampshire that have controlled the spread of COVID-19 in the community, but continue to face serious outbreaks in nursing & long-term care facilities** **Despite 82 percent of all COVID-related deaths in New Hampshire being attributed to nursing facility residents – the highest rate in the nation – facilities only received an average of $4,909 from H... Read more »

Kuster Meets Virtually with New Hampshire Health Care Association to Discuss Impact of COVID-19 on Long-Term Care Facilities

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A high resolution version of this photo is available here. Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) held a discussion with New Hampshire Health Care Association leadership and members to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on long-term care facilities in the state. The group discussed the current “fall surge” in COVID-19 cases in New Hampshire and across the country, as well as t... Read more »

Kuster Statement on First Day of Oral Arguments in Supreme Court Case to Overturn the Affordable Care Act

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Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, released the following statement as the U.S. Supreme Court begins to hear oral arguments in a case brought by Republicans to overturn the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). “It is unconscionable that in the midst of a global pandemic that has taken the lives of nearly 240,000 Amer... Read more »

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce More than $267K for Franklin School District to Bolster School Safety & Support Mental Health Services for Students

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(Manchester, NH) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) that the DOJ has awarded $267,595 to the Franklin School District through DOJ’s Students, Teachers, Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Grant Progra... Read more »

Kuster Questions Public Health Experts on Plans for COVID-19 Vaccine in Virtual Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing

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Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) took part in a virtual Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing entitled, “Pathway to a Vaccine: Ensuring a Safe and Effective Vaccine People Will Trust.” In the hearing, Members examined the safety and efficacy, accessibility to, and the public’s trust in potential vaccines for COVID-19. In response to a question from Rep. Kuster on th... Read more »

Kuster-Backed Legislation to Improve Veteran Health Care Passes House

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This week, multiple pieces of legislation backed by Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) to improve access to health care for Granite State veterans passed the House of Representatives. Kuster was a co-sponsor of the VA Mission Telehealth Clarification Act, which would improve and expand access to telehealth services for veterans. She also backed the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act to... Read more »

Kuster Praises Bipartisan Effort to Pass Scarlett’s Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act

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Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) spoke on the House floor to recognize the bipartisan effort to pass legislation to help research and prevent Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and support families who have lost a child to it. Kuster helped to advance the Scarlett's Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act in the Energy and Commerce Committee in July, paving the way for this week’s vote on the H... Read more »

Reps. Kuster and Pappas Applaud SAMHSA Award of $28 Million to Support NH Substance Use Disorder Treatment

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Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), the founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Opioid Task Force, and Rep. Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Award of $28 Million in State Opioid Response (SOR) grants to help provide substance use disorder treatment throughout New Hampshire. Friday’s grant announcement from SAMHSA was joined by an an... Read more »

NH Delegation Announces $11 Million in CARES Act Funding to Help Protect and Care for N.H. Nursing Home Residents

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Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced $11.4 million in funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help New Hampshire nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the funding will help hi... Read more »

Kuster Holds Roundtable Discussion On COVID-19 Response with North Country Health Care Providers

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High resolution versions of these photos are available here and here. Colebrook, NH - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) visited the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) and met with UCVH, Indian Stream Health Center, and North Country Healthcare leadership to receive updates on the region’s continued response to COVID-19. Rep. Kuster has been in regular contact with community leaders throughout... Read more »