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  • Loebsack Applauds Additional $1.7 Million Investment for Community Health Centers to Expand COVID-19 Testing
    Posted in Press Release on May 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced an additional round of grants for health centers located across Iowa’s Second Congressional District. These grants are specifically targeted to help expand testing for COVID-19 in their communities. Details are below. “One of the biggest obstacles we face in the reopening of our communities is the need for widespread testing. I am pleased that Iowa’s Community health ... Read more

  • For the Safety of Iowans, Loebsack to Change Office Operations
    Posted in Press Release on March 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that in the interest of public safety and to help slow the spread of COVID-19, or Coronavirus, he will be closing his physical offices in Iowa City, Davenport and Washington, DC effective March 17, 2020. All staff will continue to serve Iowans via teleworking. Iowans will be able to reach our office during normal business hours (8:30am-6:00pm CT) and all emails will continued to be monitored on a regular basis. Additionally, office hours held by Loebsack... Read more

  • Loebsack Praises House Passage of the Lower Drug Costs Now Act
    Posted in Press Release on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which will finally give Medicare the power to negotiate directly with drug companies and makes the lower prices negotiated by Medicare available to Americans with private insurance. In Iowa’s Second Congressional District, there are 115,293 people enrolled in a Medicare Part D plan and 566,387 people enrolled in private health insurance – all of whom st... Read more

  • Loebsack, Carter Reintroduce Legislation to Ensure Patients Have Access to Quality Dental and Optometric Care
    Posted in Press Release on July 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressmen Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01), today introduced the Dental and Optometric Care Access (DOC Access) Act to ensure patients have access to high-quality dental and optometric care by providing fairness in contracts between doctors and dental and vision insurers. This bipartisan legislation allows for dentists, optometrists, and ophthalmologists to charge an amount that is usual and customary for the services that are not covered under an insurance plan rather ... Read more

  • Reps. Loebsack & Kelly Introduce Legislation to Increase Access to Genetic Counselors
    Posted in Press Release on June 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressmen Dave Loebsack (IA-01) and Mike Kelly (PA-16) recently introduced legislation that would recognize certified genetic counselors (CGCs) as Medicare healthcare providers. The “Access to Genetic Counselor Services Act of 2019,” HR 3235, would allow Medicare beneficiaries access to genetic counselors, who provide specialized services in medical genetics and counseling. This legislation has been developed along with the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC). “As personalized medici... Read more

  • Loebsack, McMorris Rodgers Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Access to Durable Medical Equipment
    Posted in Press Release on May 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Rural Development

    Today, Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) introduced the bipartisan Protecting Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment (HOME) Access Act of 2019. This legislation would preserve access to durable medical equipment (DME), especially in rural communities, by addressing severe cuts to reimbursement rates. Specifically, this legislation delays the July, 2016 cuts to DME payments in rural areas, which slashed Medicare reimbursement rates by m... Read more

  • Iowa Democrats Call on Trump Administration to Halt Efforts to Strike Down ACA Protections
    Posted in Headlines on March 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, Iowa’s three Democratic Representatives, Dave Loebsack (IA-02), Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) and Cindy Axne (IA-03) called on the Department of Justice to drop its effort to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would lead to the loss of patient protections, including for those with pre-existing conditions, reopening the prescription drug donut hole, removing the ban on lifetime limits and taking away the ability for young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance until 26. ... Read more

  • Loebsack Leads Legislation to Invest $45 Billion in Combating Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Press Release on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today introduced legislation to secure resources to directly combat the devastating opioid epidemic that has swept the nation. The Combating the Opioid Epidemic Act invests $45 billion into the prevention, detection, surveillance and treatment of opioid abuse. This legislation builds on the bipartisan efforts that were included in the 21st Century Cures Act to provide states with additional resources and a long-term investment in this fight. Loebsack was joined by Reps.... Read more

  • Loebsack Announces Additional Medicare Funding for Five Area Hospitals
    Posted in Press Release on July 18, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that five hospitals in Iowa’s Second Congressional District will receive a total of $4,364,127 in additional funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to address the geographic inequalities that many of Iowa’s hospitals face. These payments were included in the Affordable Care Act that was signed into law last year. During negotiations, Loebsack worked to include these additional payments in the bill to reward Iowa hospitals and providers ... Read more

  • Congressman Dave Loebsack Adds Critical Provisions to Final Version of Health Care Bill
    Posted in Press Release on November 7, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Healthcare

    In helping craft the health care reform bill, Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA) was instrumental in creating numerous provisions that will help Iowans and all Americans. The health care bill, H.R. 3962, is currently being debated on the house floor. The bill will insure 96 percent of Americans and provide all Americans with stability and choice with their health care. “Today, we will vote for a bill that will ensure all Iowans have access to stable, quality, affordable health care," said Congress... Read more

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