Improving Access to Affordable Health Care

BREAKING: NH Delegation Applauds $500K in Title X Funds Awarded to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

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**Announcement comes after NH Delegation sent letter to HHS supporting PPNNE’s application for dire needs funding** **Funding is particularly critical following the New Hampshire Executive Council’s repeated votes to defund NH family planning providers** (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (...

Kuster Statement on 49th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

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**Last year, Kuster helped introduce the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021, legislation that would codify the precedent of Roe v. Wade into law** Concord, N.H. — Today, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement ahead of the 49th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling: “As an adoption attorney for 25 years, I worked with more than 300 birth mothe...

Kuster Statement on Build Back Better Negotiations

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Concord, N.H. — Today, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement after U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced he will not vote to advance the Build Back Better framework in the Senate. Sen. Manchin’s comments come after months of negotiations to deliver transformative and overwhelmingly popular provisions for the American people, including investments to extend the C...

Kuster, New Hampshire Advocates Discuss Impact of Historic Health Provisions in Build Back Better Act As Bill Hits the Senate

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**You can watch the event here, and learn more about how the Build Back Better Act will strengthen health care here** Concord, N.H. — Today, health advocates and consumers joined Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Protect Our Care NH to discuss House passage of the Build Back Better Act, the most significant expansion of affordable health care since the Affordable Care Act. Kuster emphasized the scope...

House Passes Kuster’s Bipartisan Legislation To Improve National Vaccine Infrastructure in Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Washington, D.C. — Today, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) to bolster our nation’s vaccine infrastructure in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. H.R. 550, the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act, will improve and expand information-sharing between state and federal governments, as well as public and private health care pro...

NH Delegation Hosts Virtual Press Conference with NH Family Planning Providers Ahead of SCOTUS Oral Arguments on Pivotal Court Case Threatening Roe v. Wade

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Concord, NH – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) hosted a virtual press conference today with representatives from New Hampshire family planning providers ahead of the Supreme Court beginning oral arguments in a pivotal case that threatens the future of Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court will begin oral argume...

Kuster Advances Bipartisan Legislation To Support Health Care Providers in Energy and Commerce Committee Markup

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**Rep. Kuster helped to introduce the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, which passed the E&C Committee today** **The full Committee markup is available HERE** **Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, voted to advance three bills she helped introduce during a full Committee mar...

Kuster Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To Reduce Opioid-Related Deaths

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Tom Emmer (R-MN) introduced the Inpatient Opioid Safety Act of 2021, legislation to improve patient safety, simplify care, and reduce preventable opioid-induced injury and death under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Though opioids are effective in managing pain, the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation warns that drug-induced r...

Energy and Commerce Committee Advances Kuster-Backed Legislation To Bolster Mental Health Workforce Training

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**The full Subcommittee markup is available HERE** **The Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act is included in the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force’s 2021 Legislative Agenda** Washington, D.C. — Today, during an Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee markup, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) spoke on behalf of legislation she cosponsored, H.R.1667, the Dr. Lorna Breen Health...

Kuster Urges Expanded Telehealth, Support for Rural Health Care Systems During Energy and Commerce Hearing

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**The full Subcommittee hearing is available HERE** **Rep. Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a Member of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, participated in a hearing entitled, "Caring for America: Legislation to Support Patients, Caregivers, and Providers." During the hearing, Members heard from care economy experts and consid...