CMS announced yesterday that Medicare Advantage rates for 2016 will increase by an average of 1.25 percent, a reversal from the 0.95 percent cut CMS proposed in February. Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. fought against the proposed cuts that would have increased costs for seniors and blocked their access to care. He offered the following comment:
Day after historic Medicare vote, Bera returns taxpayer-funded pension to be used toward paying down U.S. debt
Today, while in Elk Grove to celebrate March for Meals month with local seniors, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. announced that he’s returning his 2014 pension to the U.S. Treasury to pay down the U.S. debt, keeping the oath he made to the people of Sacramento County to decline his Congressional pension until Medicare and Social Security are secure.
On Saturday, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. hosted his first Community Forum in Rancho Cordova. The forum featured remarks from Bera, California Assemblyman Ken Cooley, and Mayor of Rancho Cordova Robert McGarvey and a question and answer period that was moderated by Rancho Cordova City Councilman Donald Terry.
Last Friday, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D., presented Mr. Paul Williams with three service medals earned during the Vietnam War. Williams, a longtime Fair Oaks resident, had never received nor pursued his medals after separating from the Air Force due to the public sentiment about the Vietnam War at the time.
New System Will Track Hate Crimes Against These At-Risk Communities and Provide Resources and Training for Law Enforcement Agents
The U.S. House of Representatives voted on several budget proposals today and passed a Republican budget proposal with extra spending on defense 219 to 208. Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. made the following comment:
Following the introduction of bipartisan legislation to permanently fix the SGR formula for Medicare provider payments, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. released the following statement:
Congressmen Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-7) and Mark Meadows (NC-11) recently introduced The Doctors Helping Heroes Act, bipartisan legislation first introduced last year that will help deal with the serious shortage of doctors the Veterans Affairs system is facing and help decrease wait times at VA hospitals. The bill would allow foreign doctors trained in the U.S.
Only Member of U.S. House of Representatives recognized
Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. received Planned Parenthood's Champions for Women's Health Award last night during the 2015 Planned Parenthood National Conference. The award is given to one member of the U.S. House of Representatives and one U.S. Senator annually who exhibit the vision, leadership, and integrity it takes to protect and advance access to reproductive health care.