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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
Date Title
Issue Position: A 21st Century Family Leave Program
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Veterans
Oct. 13, 2014 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Including MSP Airport in Ebola Screenings
Oct. 10, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Walz Joint Statement on VA Inspector General's Investigation Into Death of Minnesota Veteran Jordan Buisman
Oct. 9, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Considering Rural Impact Before Finalizing Health Care Policies
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran Affairs - Falsified Records at Minneapolis VA
Sept. 23, 2014 Letter to Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Investigation into MN Veteran's Death
Sept. 22, 2014 Sen. Franken Calls Death of MN Veteran Waiting for VA Care an "Unacceptable Tragedy"
July 31, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan VA Reform Bill
July 24, 2014 New Report: Sen. Franken's Health Reform Measure Sent $330 Million in Insurance Refunds To Millions of Consumers in Minnesota, Across the Country
July 16, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed after "Hobby Lobby" Legislative Fix Fails in Senate
July 11, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Mishandling of Dangerous Pathogens Calls for Review of Policies and Procedures
July 9, 2014 Sen. Franken Backs Legislative Fix to Protect Women's Health in Aftermath of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision
June 30, 2014 Sen. Franken: Supreme Court Decision Will Deny Women Preventive Health Care Services
June 27, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Medicare Part D Policy
June 11, 2014 Sen. Franken Says Senate-Passed Bill Will Expand Accountability for VA Officials, Bolster Health Care Options for Veterans
June 9, 2014 Sen. Franken Says VA Audit Results Raise Serious Issues; Presses to Find out More
June 5, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Accept Free Private Sector Help to Fix Broken VA Scheduling System
May 23, 2014 Letter to Janet Murphy, Network Director of the VA Midwest Health Care Network - Regarding Wait Times for Medical Appointments
May 20, 2014 Sens. Harkin, Franken, Roberts, Barrasso Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bolster Rural Health Care
April 10, 2014 Medicare Physician Payment System
March 27, 2014 Senator Franken Honored for His Leadership in Improving Access to Mental Health Services
March 5, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - FDA's Proposed Rule to Protect Consumers of Generic Drugs
Feb. 27, 2014 Sun Current - Schools Grapple With Mental Health Issues
Feb. 24, 2014 New Study: Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Diabetes Prevention Program Would Save Medicare $1.3 Billion
Jan. 22, 2014 Budget Provision Klobuchar, Franken, Paulsen Fought For Will Help Improve Safety and Efficiency for Medical Device Approval Process
Jan. 16, 2014 Sen. Franken Says Budget Bill Will Strengthen Economy, Provide Stability for Businesses
Jan. 16, 2014 Sen. Franken Renews Effort to Ensure Rural Seniors Have Rides to Medical Visits
Nov. 18, 2013 Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Bill to Keep Medicine Safe for Minnesotans Passes Senate; Will Soon Become Law
Nov. 18, 2013 Senate Health Policy Leaders Hail Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Safety of Compounded Drugs, Track Prescription Drugs; Bill Now Heads to the President's Desk
Nov. 15, 2013 Letter to Senators Jeff Sessions and Patty Murray - Funding for Medical Research
Nov. 14, 2013 Rep. Chu, Senator Blumenthal & Colleagues Announce Legislation Protecting Reproductive Rights
Nov. 13, 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act-- Motion to Proceed
Nov. 12, 2013 Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Bill to Keep Medicine Safe for Minnesotans Clears Critical Hurdle Toward Becoming Law
Nov. 8, 2013 At Urging of Sen. Franken, FDA Proposes Fix to Protect Consumers Relying on Generic Prescriptions
Nov. 7, 2013 Sen. Franken: We Must Increase Access to Mental Health Services
Nov. 7, 2013 Sen. Franken Backs Bipartisan Bill to Increase Mental Health Access for Rural Seniors
Oct. 30, 2013 Sen. Franken Presses Veterans Committee to Increase Access to Health Care Services for Rural Veterans
Sept. 30, 2013 Sen. Franken: Politics Should Not Get between Women and Their Doctors
Sept. 28, 2013 HELP Committee Members Call for Senate Passage of Drug Quality and Security Act
Sept. 26, 2013 Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Bill to Keep Medicine Safe for Minnesotans Gains Critical Momentum
Sept. 25, 2013 Bipartisan Group of HELP Committee Senators Introduce Legislation to Address High-Risk Drug Compounding Practices and Secure the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
Sept. 20, 2013 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, McCollum, Nolan, Walz Urge Medicare to Reject Recommendation that Would Hurt Rural Hospitals
Aug. 26, 2013 Sen. Franken: Cutting Important Nutrition, Health Programs for Minnesota Seniors is "Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish"
Aug. 1, 2013 Sen. Franken Leads Effort to Help Minnesota's Medical Technology Industry
Aug. 1, 2013 Sens. Franken, Boozman Renew Effort to Strengthen Health Care Access for Rural Vets
July 25, 2013 Senate Health Committee Members Urge Senate Action on Bill to Help Prevent Another Compounding Crisis Like the Deadly Meningitis Outbreak, Protect Nation's Drug Supply
July 11, 2013 Rockerfeller, Whitehouse, Franken, Capps Introduce Bill to Encourage Low-Incom Health Clinics to Adopt Electronic Health Records
July 9, 2013 After Being Urged by Sen. Franken & Colleagues, FDA Takes Key Step to Protect Consumers Relying on Generic Prescriptions
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