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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for President
Date Title
Issue Position: Health Care
May 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Ensure Coverage for Critical Mental Health Care
May 5, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Women Should Have Full Access to All FDA-Approved Contraception
April 24, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Labeling Generic Drugs
April 8, 2015 Blumenthal, Senators Urge Funding to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis
March 25, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor - Title X Family Planning Program
March 23, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Support Community Health Centers
March 2, 2015 Letter to Jack Zhang, CEO of Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Incorporated - Price Increases for Drug that Police Use to Treat Overdoses
Feb. 27, 2015 Roll Call - Affordable Dental Health Care for Veterans, Children and Others Should Be a Right | Commentary
Feb. 25, 2015 Sanders, Cummings Propose Bill on Dental Crisis
Feb. 12, 2015 Obama Signs Bill on Veterans Suicides
Feb. 11, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Budget Committee - Social Security Disability Trust Fund Insolvency
Feb. 3, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Budget Committee - The President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal
Jan. 27, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Continue Support for United Nations Population Fund
Jan. 22, 2015 ICYMI - Senator Sanders Press Conference on Friday, January 16, 2015
Jan. 16, 2015 Ranking Member Sanders Opens Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Year with Conversation about Priorities
Dec. 22, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - More Needs to be Done to Address Heroin Epidemic
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men
Dec. 3, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee - Hepatitis C in Veterans
Dec. 3, 2014 Senate Panel Probes Exorbitant Prices for Hepatitis C Drugs
Dec. 2, 2014 Nomination of Robert S. Adler to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission
Nov. 25, 2014 Statement on Phoenix VA
Nov. 24, 2014 Chairman Sanders: We Must Address the Crisis of Veterans Suicides
Nov. 10, 2014 Chairman Sanders Comments on VA Reforms
Nov. 2, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - VA Implementation of Reform Law
Oct. 30, 2014 Rising Generic Drug Prices Under Congressional Investigation
Oct. 16, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Staggering Increasing in the Prices Being Charged for Generic Drugs
Oct. 13, 2014 Chairman Sanders, VA Secretary McDonald Urge Medical Students to Care for Veterans
Oct. 9, 2014 Sanders Investigating Drug Prices
Sept. 30, 2014 Leahy, Sanders, Welch, Weinberger: HUD Awards City of Burlington $3.4 M. To Improve Housing Health And Safety
Sept. 9, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs' Committee - The State of VA Health Care
Sept. 8, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory, Inconsistent Blood, Organ and Tissue Donation Policies
Aug. 27, 2014 Sanders Tells American Legion More Must Be Done for Veterans
Aug. 26, 2014 Chairman Sanders Statement on Phoenix VA Investigation
Aug. 11, 2014 Vermont Awarded $1.7 Million for Homeless Veterans
Aug. 8, 2014 VA Reforms Begich Championed in Alaska Now Law
Aug. 7, 2014 President Obama Signs VA Bill
Aug. 1, 2014 Pensacola News Journal - Odd Couple Made VA Bill Work
July 31, 2014 Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 - Conference Report
July 31, 2014 Veterans Reforms Begich Championed in Alaska to Become Law
July 31, 2014 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript: Department of Veterans' Affairs
July 31, 2014 Sanders Welcomes New Mental Health Funding for Burlington Community Health Center
July 31, 2014 Making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2014 - Motion to Proceed
July 31, 2014 Senate Passes Veterans Health Care Bill
July 30, 2014 Vermont Receives Funds for Health Care Providers
July 30, 2014 Statement on House Passage of Veterans Bill
July 29, 2014 Executive Session
July 28, 2014 Roll Call - Bernie Sanders' New Title: Dealmaker
July 25, 2014 MSNBC "The Rachel Maddow Show" - Transcript: Veterans Affairs
July 24, 2014 Bring Jobs Home Act - Motion to Proceed
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