The U.S. House of Representatives voted on several budget proposals over the past two days and passed the Ryan budget proposal 219 to 205 today. Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. made the following comment:
Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. released the following statement in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcement about payments to Medicare Advantage for 2015. CMS estimates that the change to plan payments between 2014 and 2015 will be 0.4 percent increase instead of the 1.9 percent cut that was initially proposed.
Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. joined 27 of his colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius urging her to reverse course and reconsider proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage to ensure that the critical program in sustainable for seniors.
Race in Sacramento to benefit Children's Miracle Network hospitals
Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. will serve as the official starter for the third annual Credit Union SacTown Ten-Mile Run, taking place Sunday, April 6 in downtown Sacramento. The event benefits Children's Miracle Network hospitals in California and Nevada.
Today, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. released the following statement about the House Republican budget proposal:
Earlier today, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. announced he made good on the oath he made to the people of Sacramento County to decline his Congressional pension until Medicare and Social Security are secure for all Americans. He sent a check to the United States Treasury Bureau of the Public Debt for $4,914.53, the pension amount he accrued during 2013.
Earlier today the U.S. House of Representatives passed by voice vote H.R. 4302, the so-called “Protecting Access to Medicare Act,” which prolongs a broken system. Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. offered the following comment:
Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. offered an amendment today to prioritize the hiring of unemployed workers and veterans and the use of American-made equipment and materials in mining operations. The proposal would amend H.R. 2824, the so-called Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America bill, which would actually create more waste – not less.
The Obama Administration announced new guidance and a proposed rule change to the Affordable Care Act Friday that would help prevent disruptions in care and ensure continuity for consumers. If finalized, this fix will address two significant problems that have affected families’ abilities to get the health care that works for them: unnecessary plan cancellations and narrow provider networks.
Congressman Ami Bera M.D. voted today in favor of the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014. After months of unprecedented bipartisan, bicameral work in Congress to reach an unprecedented bipartisan solution, House leadership this week tied a hyper-partisan amendment to the bill. Bera made the following comment: