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  • Rep. Tom Reed Supporting Hospice Services through Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 29, 2013 | Preview rr
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    Rep. Tom Reed at Hospice Chautauqua County with (L to R) Mary Ann Starbuck of CareFirst of Corning; Rep. Tom Reed; Ron Sellers, President and CEO of Hospice Chautauqua County; Kathy McMahon, President and CEO of the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State, and Edie Reagan of Hospicare of Tompkins County. Rep. Tom Reed visited Hospice Chautauqua County (HCC) Wednesday to announce the bipartisan Hospice Evaluation and Legitimate Payment (HELP) Act, a bill to ensure hospices, par... Read more

  • Reed: Irs Culture of Targeting Concerning as Obamacare is Implemented
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2013 | Preview rr
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    Reed expressed serious concern that confidential taxpayer information released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in relation to applications for tax-exempt status may have the same fate as the President’s health care law is implemented. “The release of confidential applicant information to the media, specifically ProPublica, is shocking enough and the IRS is collecting even more of that information with the implementation of Obamacare,” Reed said. “Taxpayers are expressing fear their informa... Read more

  • Rep. Tom Reed to Host Senior Resource Event in Big Flats
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2013 | Preview rr
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    Rep. Tom Reed will host a free senior resource event in Chemung County for senior citizens, family members, and caregivers on Tuesday, May 14th from 10:00am until noon at the Big Flats Community Center. “This is a great opportunity for seniors and their caregivers to have their questions answered on a variety of topics, all in one place,” said Rep. Reed. “Rather than having to travel to multiple offices around the county and district, our seniors will be able to speak to representatives about So... Read more

  • Rep. Tom Reed to Host Senior Resource Event in Big Flats
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Rep. Tom Reed will host a free senior resource event in Chemung County for senior citizens, family members, and caregivers on Tuesday, May 14th from 10:00am until noon at the Big Flats Community Center. “This is a great opportunity for seniors and their caregivers to have their questions answered on a variety of topics, all in one place,” said Rep. Reed. “Rather than having to travel to multiple offices around the county and district, our seniors will be able to speak to representatives about So... Read more

  • Who Cares About Medicare Solvency? Answer: I Do!
    Posted in Op-Eds on April 29, 2013 | Preview rr
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    At a recent House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee hearing, I had the opportunity to question Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, about the President’s Budget and commitment to ensure Medicare is solvent for generations to come. To my surprise, her testimony said the best the President could do in his budget is provide an additional four years of solvency under the Medicare Part A Trust Fund. This floored me. The best the President can do is give seniors four mo... Read more

  • Tom Reed Voices Opposition to Lawmakers Seeking Obamacare Exemption
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2013 | Preview rr
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    Following reports that some Members of Congress are seeking exemption from Obamacare for themselves, Rep. Tom Reed stands in opposition to the exemption, saying lawmakers who helped enact the law must endure its consequences. “Members of Congress should not be exempt from following the same guidelines all Americans are expected to follow,” Reed said. “What we’re seeing are the same Democrats who voted for Obamacare – those who were vocal about how great the law would be for all Americans – now t... Read more

  • Rep. Tom Reed Stands up for Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2013 | Preview rr
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    Following pressure from Rep. Tom Reed and congressional colleagues, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week its decision to reverse a number of planned cuts to the Medicare Advantage program that would result in fewer benefits, higher out-of-pocket costs, and possible loss of coverage for seniors. More than one million New Yorkers enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan would have been affected. “The impact on our seniors would have been devastating – increasing he... Read more

  • On Third Anniversary of Obamacare, Reed Continues Fight Against Job-Killing Aspects
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2013 | Preview rr
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    The President’s health care law recently saw its third anniversary but Rep. Tom Reed sees no reason to celebrate. “The law’s negative impacts remain a huge concern as we continue to see jobs, wages, and hours threatened,” Reed said. “Three years later and the President’s health care law is not living up to its promises. Instead, it is failing both employees and employers.” A Federal Reserve report released earlier this month found the law slows hiring and increases costs. The report stated that ... Read more

  • Rep. Tom Reed Continues Senior Citizen Outreach on Protecting Social Security and Medicare;
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Reed visits Emeritus at Painted Post retirement community to meet with residents and family members Rep. Tom Reed continues his outreach to senior citizens in the 23rd district with a visit to Emeritus at Painted Post Retirement Community to talk with residents and listen to their concerns. “We hear from many of our senior citizens that they are worried about any plans that would cut their Social Security and Medicare benefits,” Reed said. “That is why it is important we reach out and make it c... Read more

  • Tom Reed Raises Awareness of National Diabetes Month
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Each year in November, National Diabetes Month is observed to raise awareness of the disease and encourage individuals to speak with their health care providers about their potential risk. “It is important that we not limit our focus of diabetes to the month of November, but make a commitment to raise awareness of this ever-growing disease each month of the year,” Congressman Tom Reed said. “Diabetes is very personal to me, as my son lives every day with this disease. I urge everyone to be awar... Read more

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