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  • Priorities and Putting our Children First
    Posted in Op-Eds on July 22, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    By Congressman Tom Reed and Gary Mervis of Camp Good Days and Special Times As parents, so many of us have personal stories of how diseases and various disorders have impacted our children and the lives of our families. We are constantly looking for ways to promote awareness and research to the best of our ability. When our children are suffering, we have a duty to help them and Congress has a role to play. We’re excited to be joining forces again in support of another important initiative for c... Read more

  • Rep. Tom Reed, House Vote for Fairness under Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Rep. Tom Reed and the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to authorize the President’s decision to delay Obamacare mandates on businesses for one-year and on a second piece of legislation to extend that delay to individuals and families. Reed spoke on the House floor, pointing to the need to bring fairness to individuals, not just Administration-selected businesses. “If businesses get a break, it’s only fair individuals and families see the same relief,” Rep. Reed said. “The mismanaged impl... Read more

  • Rep. Tom Reed Calls for Fairness under Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Rep. Tom Reed and the House of Representatives will vote this week to give Congressional authority to the Obama Administration’s one-year delay of its employer mandate under Obamacare and a second bill to extend the mandate delay to families and individuals. “The Administration is picking winners and losers with its health care law, giving employers and big business a break while forcing individuals and families to struggle under the individual mandate,” Reed said. “A delay in the employer manda... Read more

  • Rep. Tom Reed Wants Investment in Medical Research for Children
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Continuing efforts to put medical and clinical research on the forefront, Rep. Tom Reed announced his co-sponsorship of the bipartisan Kids First Research Act of 2013, a bill that invests $130 million in scientific research for pediatric diseases and disorders like autism, juvenile diabetes, and children’s cancer. The bill prioritizes funding for pediatric research by eliminating taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns and party conventions. “Putting medical research at the top of the congr... Read more

  • Rep. Tom Reed Co-Sponsors Bill Defending Employee Hours and Wages
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Saying Obamacare already takes too much from employees, Rep. Tom is co-sponsoring the “Save American Workers (SAW) Act” to repeal the 30-hour definition of a “full-time employee” under Obamacare and restore the traditional 40-hour definition to protect employee hours and wages. “American workers, especially hourly workers, can’t afford the Administration taking more of their hours and wages from them,” Reed said. “While our economy continues to struggle, Obamacare continues to take from employee... Read more

  • Rep. Tom Reed and Small Business Advisory Board Talk Business Uncertainty
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care, Tax Reform

    Rep. Tom Reed and members of his Small Business Advisory Board met Monday at Seneca Beverage in Elmira to discuss major obstacles facing “main street.” Reed heard from more than a dozen small business leaders on ways to break down governmental barriers to hiring and business growth. “Without a doubt, the biggest takeaway from the discussion was how uncertainty coming out of Washington is hindering our small business owners,” Reed said. “Major contributing factors include our $17 trillion dollar ... Read more

  • Rep. Tom Reed Preventing Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Medicare and Medicaid with Prime Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Rep. Tom Reed and a bipartisan group of House and Senate Members have introduced legislation to cut billions of dollars worth of waste, fraud and abuse from Medicare and Medicaid. The Preventing and Reducing Improper Medicare and Medicaid Expenditures (PRIME) Act preserves the long-term viability of these critical health care programs and works to strengthen the federal government’s hand in protecting taxpayer dollars from being spent fraudulently. “Combating waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare ... Read more

  • Rep. Tom Reed Preventing Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Medicare and Medicaid with Prime Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Rep. Tom Reed and a bipartisan group of House and Senate Members have introduced legislation to cut billions of dollars worth of waste, fraud and abuse from Medicare and Medicaid. The Preventing and Reducing Improper Medicare and Medicaid Expenditures (PRIME) Act preserves the long-term viability of these critical health care programs and works to strengthen the federal government’s hand in protecting taxpayer dollars from being spent fraudulently. “Combating waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare ... Read more

  • Rep. Tom Reed, Camp Good Days Team up to Strengthen Cancer Research Reporting Requirements
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Greg Denman, Director, Falck Cancer Center; Fred Farley, President, Arnot Ogden Medical Center and Saint Joseph’s Hospital; Rep. Tom Reed; and Gary Mervis, Founder of Camp Good Days. Rep. Tom Reed and Gary Mervis, Chairman and Founder of Camp Good Days and Special Times announced Monday at the Falck Cancer Center at Arnot Health the reintroduction of Reed’s legislation to strengthen cancer research reporting requirements to make research data more available and ensure taxpayer dollars are not b... Read more

  • Rep. Tom Reed Bill Protects Area Rural Hospitals from Funding Loss
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Rep. Tom Reed was at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville Thursday to discuss the Rural Hospital Access Act of 2013, a bill Reed introduced to reauthorize the Medicare-dependent hospital and enhanced low-volume hospital programs to ensure rural hospitals in the area continue to make high quality care available to patients. These programs are facing expiration at the end of the year if Congress does not act. “In the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes, so many of us depend on these rural hospitals fo... Read more

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