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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 ... Read more »

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 ... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

Latta: Modernizing The OTC Product Approval Process

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) championed bipartisan legislation to reform the over-the-counter (OTC) monograph system with his bill, the Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation, and Reform Act. This legislation was recently signed into law as a part of the CARES Act. This law modernizes the monograph framework and allows new, safe products to come to market more quickly while addressing labe... Read more »

Latta: Rural America’s Hospitals & Providers Need Relief

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This week, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) led a bipartisan letter to the Department of Health and Human Services to request that the increased funding for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund through the CARES Act is equitably distributed to small rural hospitals, critical access hospitals and other rural providers who are in grave need of help as they combat the coronavirus pandemi... Read more »

Latta Supports Effort to Combat Coronavirus

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement after voting in support of funding to respond to the coronavirus: “Ensuring the American people are safe is the most important job of government. I am relieved House Democrats agreed to put politics aside in order to join House Republicans in providing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administrat... Read more »

Latta Introduces Legislation Reducing Barriers to Non-Opioid Pain Management Alternatives

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This month, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) introduced H.R. 5833, legislation working to increase accessibility to non-opioid treatment for those suffering from chronic pain. People who are suffering from chronic pain often turn to opioids to alleviate their discomfort, which in some cases, has led to a rise of misuse and abuse. Opioid alternatives, including certain medical devices and procedures, ... Read more »

Latta, Chabot Introduce the FIGHT Fentanyl Act

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Today, U.S. Representatives Bob Latta (R-OH5) and Steve Chabot (R-OH1) introduced legislation to provide the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) the ability to criminalize the manufacturing, distribution or possession of fentanyl-like drugs. Specifically, H.R. 5771, the Federal Initiative to Guarantee Health by Targeting (FIGHT) Fentanyl Act, will permanently list all fentanyl analog drugs ... Read more »

Latta Focuses on State Efforts to Combat Substance Abuse & the Opioid Epidemic

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) joined the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations to further examine the state efforts underway to curb the opioid crisis and to shine a spotlight on the importance of legislation Latta authored, the Indexing Narcotics, Fentanyl and Opioids (INFO) Act. The INFO Act was a core part of H.R.6, the SUPPORT Act, that was signed into law in ... Read more »

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