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In August, I had the opportunity to spend the month traveling up and down the North Coast and connect with you all and hear about your priorities for the fall session of Congress. Each time I’m home, I am reaffirmed in my belief that the second district of California is the most beautiful in the whole country (a fact which I often brag about to my Congressional colleagues)!
These breaks in the voting schedule are the perfect opportunity to hear about your priorities and to brainstorm with you on how I can better serve you.
We haven’t talked about it much here on the North Coast but according to the World Health Organization nearly four million people could be infected with the Zika virus by the end of this year; with the epicenter being Puerto Rico. The territory is in major debt and on the verge of an economic collapse. Local 2nd District Congressman Jared Huffman says the two issues go hand-in-hand, and with up to 5% of the Puerto Rican population coming into the Continental U.S. each year, Congress needs to provide a solution.
Four Mendocino County community health clinics were awarded approximately $5.5 million in federal funds Thursday, U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, announced.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration awarded more than $16 million in one-time discretionary funds to 11 health centers throughout the North Coast.
The funding is expected to be used to support the ongoing work performed by the health centers, which provide primary and preventive medical services to underserved areas, according to Huffman’s office.
Two of Marin’s federally qualified health clinics received confirmation Thursday they will receive their full year’s funding from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.
Marin Community Clinics was notified it will receive an additional $1.55 million this year, and the Coastal Health Alliance received word it will get an additional $1.15 million.
A heartfelt thank you is deserved to Congressman Jared Huffman for attending the Coffee and Conversation with Congress event on March 7 at Novato’s LifeLong Medical Care Marin Adult Day Health Center, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association.
This was an opportunity for Rep. Huffman to meet with his constituents and talk about the challenges caregivers, patients and health care professionals face in dealing with this deadly disease.
What was shared is staggering:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement today after voting for the bipartisan Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2), which repeals Medicare’s flawed Sustainable Growth Rate formula, extends the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and renews the Secure Rural Schools program:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will make a change he recommended to improve access to health care for veterans on the rural North Coast. After Huffman sent a letter urging a change to the Veterans Choice Program to VA Secretary Robert A.
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today applauded the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) for finding Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California in violation of state law for drastically overstating the availability of health providers on their new Affordable Care Act policies. According to the DMHC report, more than 25% of physicians listed by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California were not taking Covered California patients or were no longer at the location listed by the companies.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Jared Huffman and 25 other members of the California Delegation sent a letter to the California Hospital Association President and CEO, C. Duane Dauner, and the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems President and CEO, Erica Murray, ensuring that hospitals across California are taking all appropriate measures to train and prepare their staff to screen, diagnose, and treat any potential Ebola patients.
Rep. Jared Huffman says he is urging state insurance regulators and the head of California's health care insurance exchange to address concerns that the physician networks available under new Affordable Care Act insurance plans lack sufficient participating doctors.
"I am a big supporter of the Affordable Care Act. I think it is a really important reform," said Huffman, D-San Rafael. "But we have a lot more work to do to make it successful in the implementation."