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NEXT STOP, PRESIDENT’S DESK: Latta’s Legislation Supporting Veterans Passes Senate & House

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed S. 894, the Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021, which was introduced by Senators Mike Braun (R-IN) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH). Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) introduced companion legislation, H.R. 2151, in the House earlier this year on March 23, 2021. The Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA...

Latta Earns National Health Leadership Award from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement after being awarded the National Health Leadership Award by American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA): “The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our essential workers in ways that were not previously imaginable. I am proud of work accomplished to improve access to health care for all Americans, especially those in rural and underse...

Latta, Kelly Lead Bipartisan Supporting Best Practices for Healthy Moms Act

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Today, Representatives Bob Latta (R-OH5) and Robin Kelly (D-IL2) re-introduced the bipartisan Supporting Best Practices for Healthy Moms Act, a bill aimed at reducing maternal deaths in the United States. The Supporting Best Practices for Healthy Moms Act would help improve health outcomes for pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid by establishing best practices for maternal care providers and increa...

Latta Leads Legislation to Improve Access to Mental Health Services and Combat the Opioid Epidemic

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) re-introduced the Creating Resources to Improve Situations of Inherent Severity (CRISIS) Act and the Debarment Enforcement of Bad Actor Registrants (DEBAR) Act. Latta introduced both bills in the previous Congress. “Suicide, mental illness, and opioid overdoses are on the rise as our nation continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Latta. “Currentl...

Latta Cosponsors Legislation to Protect Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) signed on as an original cosponsor to the Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act of 2021, legislation that would protect people who are living with pre-existing health conditions. The legislation was reintroduced by Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). “No one should fear losing access to or not being able to access need...

Latta, Dingell Re-Introduce Legislation to Allow Health Care Professionals to Render Services Anywhere Throughout COVID-19 Pandemic

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI12), both members of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, along with Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) re-introduced legislation that allows any health care professional in good standing with a valid practitioners’ ...

Latta & Dingell Introduce Legislation to Remove Barriers to Telehealth During Public Health Emergencies

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI12) introduced H.R. 8283, the Temporary Reciprocity to Ensure Access to Treatment (TREAT) Act, to provide temporary licensing reciprocity for health care professionals in all states for all types of services during designated public health emergency declarations, like the COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth has become a lifeline ...

The Department of Health and Human Services is Accepting Additional Applications for Provider Relief Funds

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Certain Medicare providers can now apply to receive Provider Relief Fund payments from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS is distributing $175 billion to hospitals and health care providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response. This includes many Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and dental providers with low Medicare revenues. This funding is for ...

Latta Leads Legislation Working to Improve Mental Health Care Services

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) waived onto the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing focusing on legislation working to improve mental health services. During the hearing, Congressman Latta highlighted legislation he recently introduced, H.R. 7147, the “Creating Resources to Improve Situations of Inherent Severity Act” or the “CRISIS Act”. “As the United States continues to fight t...

Latta Urges HHS to Distribute Resources for Northwest & West Central Ohio Health Care Providers & Hospitals

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) urged Secretary Azar, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to ensure funding will be distributed to Ohio health care providers and hospitals so they can operate with greater financial certainty and continue to deliver care for those in need while being prepared for any potential rise in COVID-19 cases. Since the onset of the coronaviru...

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