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Angus King, Jr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (ME) - Jr, Independent
Date Title
March 6, 2017 Letter to Jeffrey S. Aronin, CEO of Marathon Pharmaceuticals - Provide Answers on High Price of Drug for Patients with Rare Genetic Disorder
March 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Mexico City Policy and Questioning Impact of Expansion on US Global Health Programs
March 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Drop Republican Efforts to Gut Family Planning Centers
March 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Regarding Family Planning Clinics
Feb. 28, 2017 King, Colleagues Introduce Drug Importation Bill to Help Lower Prescription Drug Costs
Feb. 27, 2017 Letter to Chairman Ajit Pai and FCC commissioners - Protect Broadband Funding for Rural Healthcare Clinics in Maine
Feb. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Secretary Shulkin - Urging New VA Secretary to Fund Positions in Maine
Feb. 15, 2017 Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Support Quality Health Care for Rural Maine
Feb. 15, 2017 King Announces More Than $700,000 in Funding to Rural Maine Health Centers
Feb. 8, 2017 Letter to Mr. Spencer Williamson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kaléo Pharmaceuticals - Concern That Kaléo Dramatically Increased the Cost of its Naloxone Injector Device
Feb. 7, 2017 King Calls on President to Work with Congress to Lower Prescription Drug Prices for Maine Seniors
Feb. 2, 2017 King Statement on Number of Maine Drug Overdose Deaths in 2016
Jan. 27, 2017 In Lincoln, King Hears Warnings of How Maine Rural Hospitals Will Suffer From Repeal of Affordable Care Act
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze
Jan. 25, 2017 Sens. Collins, Warner Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Authorize Delayed VA Medical Leases
Jan. 10, 2017 King Offers Amendments to Preserve Critical Components of Health Care Law, Protect Critical Health Insurance Programs for Maine People
Jan. 5, 2017 King Introduces Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Prices for Seniors
Jan. 5, 2017 letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Lamar Alexander and Orrin Hatch - Regarding the Affordable Care Act
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to President-elect Trump - Take Action in Bringing Down Prescription Drug Prices
Dec. 16, 2016 Social Security Administration Incorporates King Proposals in New Rule to Improve Disability Programs
Dec. 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary - Applauding the Final Rule Protecting Title X Health Care Providers
Dec. 9, 2016 Letter to Hon. Dr. Shulkin - Maine Congressional Delegation Urges VA to Fill Vacancies at Maine Vet Centers
Dec. 7, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert M. Califf, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner - Explain Decision Delaying Release of Critical Information about Risky Heart Surgery Device
Dec. 7, 2016 Senate Passes Bill to Promote Innovation in Fight Against Pressing Health Care Challenges
Dec. 7, 2016 Sen. King on telehealth in rural areas
Nov. 30, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnel, Harry Redi, Thad Cochran, Barbara Mikulski, Johnny Isakson and Richard Blumenthal - Regarding Action to Authorize Delayed VA Leases
Nov. 29, 2016 Senate Passes Bill to Boost Telehealth in Rural Areas
Nov. 16, 2016 King Applauds Decision to Immediately Allow Qualified Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to Provide Life Saving Medication in Fight Against Opioid Epidemic
Nov. 10, 2016 Collins, King Announce $20 Million Department of Education Grant for Spurwink Services in Maine
Oct. 18, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce Maine Locations for 2016 Drug Take-Back Day
Oct. 7, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Compliance with Title X Requirements to Project Recipients in Selecting Subrecipients
Oct. 5, 2016 King, Colleagues Praise DEA Decision to Lower Opioid Quotas
Sept. 23, 2016 At Bipartisan Policy Center Forum, King Promotes Pathways to Safe, Independent Living for Maine Seniors
Sept. 22, 2016 King Backs Legislation to Advance Medical Research for Pulmonary Hypertension
Sept. 21, 2016 Collins, King Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Authorize Delayed VA Medical Lease for Outpatient Facility in Portland
Sept. 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Dept. of Health and Human Services - Senators Push to Protect Women's Access to Contraceptive Coverage
Sept. 14, 2016 King Introduces Legislation to Overhaul Veterans Appeals Process
Sept. 14, 2016 The Future of the VA: Examining the Commission on Care Report and VA's Response
Sept. 14, 2016 Senators Introduce Legislation to Overhaul Veterans Appeals Process
Sept. 9, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce $117,872 to Support Adaptive Athletic Training for Disabled Veterans
Sept. 8, 2016 Water Resources Development Act of 2016
Sept. 8, 2016 Collins, King Announce $200,000 in Funding for Cary Medical Center in Caribou
Sept. 7, 2016 Following Senator Collins Strong Advocacy, HUD Proposes to Strengthen Blood Lead Threshold to Match the CDC's Standard
Sept. 6, 2016 Collins, King Announce $2.25 Million in Funding to Help Prevent Youth Substance Abuse in Maine
Sept. 1, 2016 Sens. Collins, King Announce More Than $700,000 for Safe Voices, a Domestic Violence Services Organization in Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford Counties
Sept. 1, 2016 Collins, King Announce More Than $90,000 in Grant Funding for the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence
Sept. 1, 2016 Collins, King Announce $605,230 in Funding to Help Combat the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic in Maine
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage
July 26, 2016 At Opioid Roundtable in Bangor, King Underscores Importance of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Fight Against Addiction
July 19, 2016 At Adult Day Center, King Announces Support for Tax Credit for Family Caregivers
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