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  • Reed Introduces Resolution on Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Congressman Tom Reed announced today that he has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives in support of the goals of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. On average, a person is sexually assaulted in the United States every two minutes. The Department of Justice reports that more than 200,000 Americans are sexually assaulted each year. Children and young adults are most at risk of sexual assault, as 44 percent of victims of sexual assault are under the age of 18 and 80 p... Read more

  • Reed Protects Rural and Senior Access to Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Congressman Tom Reed is touting the bipartisan Medicare reform bill passed by the House. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, the first reform in decades, was adopted by an overwhelming vote with almost 400 members supporting passage. Reed fought to include the same protections for rural hospitals in this bill as he had proposed in his Rural Hospital Access Act. Congressman Reed released the following statement: “The bipartisan Medicare reform passed last week truly helps pr... Read more

  • Ensuring Access to Care
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    This week, The House of Representatives will take up a permanent solution to Medicare funding that ensures that senior’s healthcare is secured. Congressman Tom Reed a leader on the effort released the following statement: “When it comes to something as important as seniors access to care, it is time for Washington to stop playing games and find real solutions to fix our Medicare system. That is why I am leading the effort to fix our Medicare funding system that has devolved into an alphabet sou... Read more

  • ICYMI: Rep. Reed St. Joseph’s Press Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Congressman Tom Reed held a press conference earlier today at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira. He discussed the importance of the Rural Hospitals Access Act and the need to ensure critical funding for rural hospitals. St. Joseph’s Hospital CEO Dr. Robert Lambert gave introductory remarks and welcomed those in attendance. Rural Hospital Access Act in the 114th Congress; provides a permanent fix to funding for our rural low-volume and Medicare-dependent hospitals. The current programs will exp... Read more

  • Reed Supports Opportunities for Disabled Youth and Their Families
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Reed Supports Opportunities for Disabled Youth and Their Families House of Representatives voted 404-17 to pass the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 Rep. Tom Reed today supported the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014, a bill which will provide a new type of savings account to help disabled individuals save for education, housing, transportation and employment training among other health and wellness related expenses. “The ABLE Act is a common sense bill w... Read more

  • Reed Visits Jamestown to Tour Safe Suite at Wca Hospital
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Today Tom visited WCA Hospital’s new patient-centered, private SAFE Suite. The Safe Suite at WCA Hospital was created to protect and help sexual assault victims and ensures that victims of sexual assault receive the specialized care they need to recover from the trauma of sexual assault. “The SAFE suite provides the victims of traumatic sexual assault a safe place to recover and receive the proper medical care they need,” said Reed. “Advocating against sexual assault needs to be everyone’s prio... Read more

  • Reed Joins Local Small Business Owners to Talk about the Health Insurance Tax
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care, Tax Reform

    Today Tom Reed met with small business owners for a roundtable discussion about the health insurance tax, or HIT, and its impact on New York small businesses and their employees. Reed is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan Small Business and Family Relief Act, which would delay the HIT for two years and give small business owners time to prepare for this new financial burden. In addition, Reed cosponsored the Jobs and Premium Protection Act, which would repeal the HIT and permanently relieve small bu... Read more

  • Reed and Brooks Hold Roundtable Discussion on Growing Drug Problem in the Southern Tier
    Posted in Press Releases on October 14, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Yesterday Tom Reed and Congresswoman Susan Brooks of Indiana held a roundtable discussion with local health professionals, law enforcement officials, and local officials to discuss the growing drug use problem, and gain input from professionals on ways to reduce the number of drug-related crimes in New York’s Southern Tier and Finger Lakes. Of those in attendance were, Assembylman Joe Giglio and Olean Mayor Bill Aiello. “Illegal drug production, manufacturing, importation and distribution are s... Read more

  • Reed Discusses Ensuring Equal Access to Treatments Act in Montour Falls
    Posted in Press Releases on October 14, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Today Tom Reed visited Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls to discuss his bipartisan Ensuring Equal Access to Treatments Act, that would ensure seniors suffering from cancer, heart disease and other illnesses have access to the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art treatments. The bill would require Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to use fair payment classifications for breakthrough bladder cancer treatments, as well as other clinically necessary services that are being negatively i... Read more

  • REED’S HOSPICE ACT SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE PRESIDENT
    Posted in Press Releases on October 7, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Yesterday President Obama signed into law the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act), which includes Tom Reed’s bipartisan Hospice Opportunities for Supporting Patients with Integrity and Care Evaluations Act (HOSPICE). Provisions under Reed’s bill will strengthen access to quality hospice care and give hospice providers the tools they need to do their jobs more effectively. “This is great news for any family who has had a personal experience with the care tha... Read more

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