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Rep. Ami Bera in the Philippine Daily Inquirer–– U.S.-Phillippines Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement: A decade of defense

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On the 28th of this month, we commemorate a historic milestone in the US-Philippines bilateral relationship—the 10th anniversary of the US-Philippines Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca). A decade ago, President Barack Obama and President Benigno S. Aquino III convened at the historic Malacañan in Manila to sign this pivotal agreement. At a joint press conference, Obama…

Rep. Ami Bera in The Sacramento Bee: Republicans are plotting to destroy the Affordable Care Act despite record enrollment

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As a doctor, I know firsthand how important it is for all Americans to have access to affordable health care. That’s why I was so excited to see that a record-breaking 21.3 million people, including nearly 1.8 million Californians, signed up for a 2024 health plan through Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces like Covered California — over 9 million more than when President Joe Biden…

Ami Bera hopes to address the high cost of treating rabies after his brush with a rabid Capitol Fox.

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Link Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.) isn't giving up on his push to turn his brush with a rabid Capitol fox in April 2022 into positive public policy change. His bill, which he reintroduced after a first attempt last year, would create a reimbursement program for providers who treat uninsured individuals for rabies and enable grants for local health department to stockpile treatments for the…

A plan for fentanyl supply and demand

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Link Fresh off a visit to Mexico City this month, Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.) said that stopping fentanyl from flowing into the United States means stopping the chemicals used to manufacture the illicit drug when they arrive at Mexican ports. That’s because the synthetic opioid — which is driving record overdose deaths in the U.S. — is more difficult to track once it reaches the…