Improving Access to Affordable Health Care

Kuster, Beyer, Courtney Re-Introduce Legislation to Protect Individuals with Preexisting Conditions, Bolster ACA Safeguards

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**The Members introduced a previous version of this legislation in the 116th Congress** Washington, D.C. — Today, on the 11th anniversary of President Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02), Don Beyer (VA-08), and Joe Courtney (CT-02) reintroduced legislation that would safeguard individuals with preexisting conditions from being... Read more »

Kuster Questions Health Care Experts, Discusses Steps Forward to Improve the ACA

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**The full Subcommittee hearing is available HERE** **Rep. Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE** Concord, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, joined a Subcommittee hearing titled, “Building on the ACA: Legislation to Expand Health Coverage and Lower Costs." The Subcommittee heard from health experts about the importance and impact ... Read more »

Kuster Statement Ahead of 11th Anniversary of Affordable Care Act

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Concord, N.H. – Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee, released the following statement ahead of the 11th anniversary of President Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. This is Kuster’s second term serving on the influential House Committee on Energy & Commerce, which has jurisdiction over health care, Medica... Read more »

Kuster Questions Health Care Experts on Expanding Access to Telehealth, Including Treatment for Addiction and Mental Health Care

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**The full Subcommittee hearing is available HERE** **Rep. Kuster’s full line of questioning is available HERE** **Rep. Kuster served as Subcommittee Chair for portions of the hearing** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee and House Rural Broadband Task Force, participated in a Subcommittee hearing entitled, "The Future ... Read more »

Kuster, Pappas vote in favor of $2,000 COVID-19 stimulus payments

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — New Hampshire's Congressional lawmakers are reacting to the president signing the bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill on Sunday. An estimated $2 billion in COVID-19 relief money is expected to come to New Hampshire as part of the bill. The president delayed signing the bill in part because it only provided $600 direct payments. While he did sign it Sunday, he pushed for Congress to ... Read more »

Kuster, DeGette Lead Letter Urging Department of Health and Human Services for Transparency, Best Practices In Medicare and ACA Contract Proposals

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Reps. Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Diana DeGette (CO-01) sent a letter to Seema Verma, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, urging for transparency in the upcoming Contact Center Operations (CCO) contract proposals. The CCO contract operates 1-800-MEDICARE and the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM... Read more »

Providers remind ACA deadline to enroll is Tuesday

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CONCORD — Political leaders and health care professionals urged families if they need health coverage to enroll in Affordable Care Act plans before an annual deadline hits Tuesday at midnight. U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., said the substance abuse coverage and expansion of Medicaid allowed under the ACA have played a critical role in the number of opioid overdoses likely going down in New Hamps... Read more »

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $2.4 Million in CARES Act Funding for Dartmouth College to Support Research to Enhance Health Care Providers’ Response to COVID-19

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Dartmouth College $2,396,689 in federal funding appropriated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Econ... Read more »

N.H’s nursing homes are among the hardest hit in U.S., but received little federal aid

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Nursing homes have accounted for nearly 82% of New Hampshire’s total COVID-19 deaths, the highest rate in the county. Yet, in the most recent round of funding, they have received the third-lowest amount of funding per home, only behind Maine and Vermont. The most recent round of nursing home grants, announced in late October, were distributed to nursing homes that kept “new COVID-19 infection and ... Read more »

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 »