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Mark Kirk's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Jr, Republican
Date Title
Oct. 22, 2016 Kirk to VA: Who Will Be Fired for Wait Time Manipulation, Continued Mistreatment of Veterans
Oct. 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Only One to Six People Responsible for Patient Wait-Time Problems Have Been Fired
Oct. 12, 2016 Disppatch Argus - Sen. Kirk Worried About "Catastrophic Defeat" on Nov. 8
Oct. 10, 2016 My - Kirk Pushes Funding for Stroke Recovery
Oct. 10, 2016 Senator Kirk Announces Support of Illinois' 1115 Medicaid Waiver Request
Oct. 10, 2016 WIFR - Lawmakers Visit Rockford Hospital, Show Support for Medicaid Waiver
Oct. 10, 2016 Rockford Register Star - Mark Kirk Supports Medicaid Waiver for Mental Health, Substance Abuse
Oct. 3, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services - Call for Delay of Medicare Home Health Pilot Program
Sept. 6, 2016 Kirk: Dump Riders Attached To Veterans and Zika Funding
Sept. 2, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Make Emergency Allergy Treatments Affordable and Accessible
Aug. 30, 2016 Kirk Partners with National Kidney Foundation to Provide Free Kidney Disease Screening in Maywood
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 27, 2016 State Journal Register - U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk: Fighting the Heroin Epidemic in Central Illinois
July 20, 2016 Kirk, Boykin Join Filler Foundation to Address Chicagoland Heroin Epidemic
July 14, 2016 Kirk Statement on MilCon-VA Conference Agreement Vote
July 13, 2016 Kirk Applauds Expanded Availability Of Lifesaving Naloxone
July 6, 2016 Kirk-Authored Language to Protect Veterans Included in CARA Conference Report
June 29, 2016 KFS Launches New Radio Ad -- "Settlement"
June 22, 2016 Capito, Peters and Kirk Introduce the Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 13, 2016 Senators Kirk and Cornyn Introduce Veterans Transplant Coverage Act
June 7, 2016 Kirk Meets with McDonald to Discuss Ways to Improve Care at VA
June 1, 2016 Kirk Joins Bipartisan Call on HHS to Follow Senate Lead in Increasing Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
May 26, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times - Veterans Hospitals Continue Poor Care and Service
May 23, 2016 The Hill - VA Secretary Comes Under Fire for Comparing Wait Times to Disneyland
May 19, 2016 Fox News Politics - Vets Pleasing for Cleanup of Black Mold Festering in VA Hospital for Months
April 27, 2016 Letter to Dr. Collins - Call for Improved Data on Child Participation in NIH Clinical Health Trials
April 27, 2016 Fox News - Whistleblower: Cockroaches served in food at Chicago-area VA hospital
April 14, 2016 Senate Committee Approves Kirk Bill to Fund Veterans, Military at Record Levels
April 7, 2016 Older Americans Act Provides Home and Community-Based Services for Aging Community Nationwide; Legislation Included Kirk-Authored Language to Help Holocaust Survivors Access Necessary Services
April 7, 2016 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Advance Strategic Planning and Representation in Medical Research at NIH
April 6, 2016 Kirk-Authored Provision to Speed Regulation of Regenerative Medicine Approved by Senate Committee
March 16, 2016 Kirk, Manchin, Collins Introduce Bill to Speed Development of Regenerative Medicine
March 4, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Call for CMS to Evaluate Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Program
Feb. 25, 2016 Nadler, Burgess, Gillibrand, Kirk Introduce Bipartisan Living Donor Protection Act to Protect Organ Donors
Feb. 25, 2016 Kirk, Gillibrand Introduce Bill to Protect Living Organ Donor Rights
Feb. 9, 2016 Kirk Applauds Committee Passage of His Bill to Create a Standard of Care for Rehabilitation
Feb. 9, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Possible Contributing Factor to Opioid Crisis
Jan. 29, 2016 Kirk Applauds 26.3 Million Fewer Opioid Prescriptions
Jan. 4, 2016 Oral Chemotherapy Can Change the Way We Treat Cancer - OP-Ed by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Illinois Veterans
Nov. 19, 2015 Following Kirk Request, FDA Approves Life-Saving Nasal Narcan
Nov. 18, 2015 Kirk Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators in Introducing VA Patient Protection Act
Nov. 18, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Kirk, Hearing on S. 2291 VA Patient Protection Act of 2015
Oct. 30, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Ebola Virus
Oct. 1, 2015 Kirk Statement on Five Year Anniversary of Lovell Federal Health Care Center
Oct. 1, 2015 Kirk Bill That Funds Veterans' Care at Record Levels Filibustered by 44 Senators
Sept. 28, 2015 The News-Gazette - Senator Waiting for VA's Answers
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