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  • Statement from Congressman Tom Reed on the announcement that the Elmira Psychiatric Center will remain open with inpatient services
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    “The entire Southern Tier community should take pride in its unwavering efforts to save what is truly an unmatched resource in our area. Joining in efforts to support the Elmira Psychiatric Center, it was remarkable to hear the success stories from patients and their families of the unparalleled care. I was proud to stand with employees, former patients, their families and local officials to advocate for the center’s continuation to preserve the jobs there and see its services continue close to ... Read more

  • Congressman Tom Reed Protects Rural Hospitals from Funding Loss
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Congressman Tom Reed voted Thursday to pass a six-month extension in funding for the area’s Low-Volume and Medicare-Dependent hospitals programs that expired at the end of September. “Our rural hospitals will see a much-needed extension in funding as part of the bipartisan budget agreement,” Congressman Reed said. “It’s important we protect and care for our rural hospitals and the jobs they support, just as we rely on them for high-quality care close to home. I am pleased this policy was include... Read more

  • Reed Votes for Kids First Research Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Congressman Tom Reed voted Wednesday in support of the bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act. The bill prioritizes taxpayer funding for scientific research of pediatric diseases and disorders such as autism, juvenile diabetes, and children’s cancer by eliminating taxpayer funding for political conventions. Reed co-sponsored the bill. “Caring for our children should always come before politics,” Congressman Reed said. “This bill prioritizes funding where it is needed: investing in o... Read more

  • Congressman Reed Votes to Stand with Families to Keep Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Congressman Tom Reed voted in the House of Representatives today to allow health plans currently available on the individual market to continue in 2014, giving Americans the opportunity to continue to enroll in those plans without penalty under the President’s health care law. The Keep Your Health Plan Act passed the House with bipartisan support. “First and foremost, our focus is on helping Americans and taking care of those misled by the President’s health care law,” Congressman Reed said. “Fa... Read more

  • Congressional Leaders Raise Awareness for Diabetes
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    U.S. Representatives Ed Whitfield (R-KY), Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Tom Reed (R-NY), leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Diabetes Caucus, released the following statement recognizing November 1st as “Type 1 Diabetes Day” and kicking off November as “National Diabetes Awareness Month”. “Twenty-six million Americans have diabetes, a disease that takes a significant toll on the body and is the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-limb amputations, and new case... Read more

  • CONGRESSMAN REED: OBAMACARE WEBSITE JUST ONE SYMPTOM OF LAW’S UNDERLYING PROBLEMS
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Congressman Tom Reed and the Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on the Obamacare rollout and what plans the Administration has to fix the website and address the law’s underlying affordability and accessibility problems. Reed says the hearing is not just about the problematic website rollout, but the bigger healthcare picture. “The Obamacare fiasco is about so much more than a botched website rollout, it’s about families’ healthcare,” Congressman Reed said. “Fixing the software... Read more

  • Rep. Reed to Introduce Continuing Resolution to End Special Obamacare Exemptions, Delay Obamacare, and Fund Federal Government
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Congressman Tom Reed is set to introduce his own continuing resolution to strip any Obamacare exemption language for Members of Congress, congressional staff, and the Executive branch; implement a one-year delay of the President’s health care law; and keep the government funded and in operation. “The bill we are introducing is built solely on the principle of fairness,” Congressman Reed said. “It is not fair to support a special exemption for Congress and the President, there is no reason these ... Read more

  • Rep. Reed Wants Veterans, Seniors Protected If Shutdown Occurs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care, Veterans

    With a week left for the Senate to act to avoid a government shutdown, Rep. Reed is taking proactive steps to ensure military men and women and seniors are secured from a shutdown’s impact. Reed has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives, the Pay Our Veterans and Seniors First Act, to pay veterans and seniors while forfeiting pay for Congress and the President in the event of a government shutdown. “Our bill rightly puts our service men and women and seniors above Congress and the Pre... Read more

  • Reed Letter Urges Simpler Process, More Access to Home Health Services
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Rep. Tom Reed recently spearheaded a letter to the Administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) asking that CMS review the Physician Face-to-Face (F2F) Encounter Requirement – a duplicative and costly burden being implemented as part of Obamacare. Reed was joined on the letter by 75 bipartisan members of Congress, with the support of dozens of state home care and hospice organizations. “Those who care for our aging and ailing family members and loved ones are relaying to ... Read more

  • Reed, House Pass Bill Requiring Viable Verification System for Taxpayers under Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Rep. Tom Reed Thursday voted in the House of Representatives to pass the No Subsidies Without Verification Act, a bill requiring a secure verification system be in place before Obamacare subsidies are handed out. Currently, the Administration does not have a viable system in place to ensure the information individuals enter when applying for Obamacare subsidies is accurate. “This is a hugely concerning problem because the Administration has no way of knowing if subsidies are going to the right p... Read more