WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), and Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), re-introduced their bicameral Affordability is Access Act. This legislation would ensure that once the FDA determines an over-the-counter birth control option to be… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC – On International Nurses Day, Representatives Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), a physician by training, and Jen Kiggans (R-VA), a geriatric nurse practitioner, introduced a bipartisan resolution honoring frontline health care workers and the important role they play in strengthening health systems and saving the lives of millions of people around the world. Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) introduced the Easy Enrollment in Health Care Act, bicameral legislation to simplify health care enrollment for Americans by allowing them to enroll in coverage when they file their federal tax returns.
“As a doctor who has cared for our nation’s patients, I have seen first-hand how stressful and overwhelming it can… Read more »
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-07) announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded the Sacramento County Health Department $15,264,533 in funding to improve its public health infrastructure and strengthen its ability to recruit and retain public health care workers. The funding is provided through the American Rescue Plan,… Read more »
America’s physicians are among the everyday heroes who consistently go above and beyond to ensure the health and safety of their communities. They dedicate many years to intense education and training before entering the field, and often face long hours and high stress levels once they begin practicing.
Through their tireless efforts, countless lives have been saved and many… Read more »
Congressman Ami Bera recently hosted the seventh annual Brain Health Forum in Sacramento to discuss the hardship Alzheimer's has on families and loved ones. He joined KCRA 3 live to discuss the event and congressional issues that will impact the Sacramento region. Read more »
ELK GROVE, CA – Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-07) today hosted his 7th Annual Brain Health Forum to provide Sacramento County residents with information on the latest in Alzheimer's research and what community resources are available to assist caregivers and persons living with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
“As a doctor, I have seen the emotional strain, financial… Read more »
U.S. Representatives Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-07) and Scott Peters (CA-52) today introduced comprehensive legislation to strengthen our ability to detect and prevent antimicrobial resistant ‘superbugs.’
Over two million Americans are sickened every year with antimicrobial-resistant infections, caused when germs develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them. The… Read more »
Rabies deaths are rare in the U.S. A lot of that is thanks in part to vaccines, but it's also because of the effective treatment available to those who have been exposed to the viral, deadly disease.
But that lifesaving treatment is expensive, especially for those without health insurance, and can leave people saddled with thousands of dollars of debt.
After his own encounter with a… Read more »
Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.) has introduced legislation aimed at reducing the cost of the rabies vaccine for uninsured Americans months after a fox bit him as he was walking on Capitol Hill.
“Despite being a fatal disease, rabies is preventable if treated quickly,” Bera said in a statement Wednesday, which is World Rabies Day. “After being bit by a rabid fox, I was… Read more »