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

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Jr, Republican
Date Title
Issue Position: Health Care and Veterans
Issue Position: Health Care for All
Issue Position: Healthcare
Issue Position: Family Focused Suburban Agenda
June 3, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee - Pending Health Care Legislation
June 2, 2015 Bipartisan Group of U.S. Senate and House Lawmakers from Across the Country Introduce Critical Reauthorization of James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
May 6, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Breast Cancer Prevention
April 30, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Provide Clarity, Certainty on Biosimilar Drug Approval Process
April 24, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Updated Guidance to Pregnant Women on Seafood Consumption
April 14, 2015 Bipartisan Group of U.S. Senate and House Lawmakers From Across the Country Introduce Critical Reauthorization of James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
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 3, 2015 Capps, Burgess Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Women's Access to Maternity Health Care
Feb. 25, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Choice Card Program
Jan. 29, 2015 Blog: Frontlines to Lifelines
Jan. 28, 2015 Kirk Introduces Bipartisan Bill Improving Health Care and Providing Jobs for Veterans
Jan. 24, 2015 Kirk: Frontlines to Lifelines Program Gives Veterans Opportunity to Care for their Fellow Veterans
Jan. 19, 2015 Blog: Why a 12-Year-Old is My Guest at the State of the Union
Jan. 9, 2015 Blog: Mistreatment of Patients at Hines VA Warrants New Inspection
Dec. 23, 2014 Kirk Pays Holiday Visit to Military Veterans, Unveils New VA Choice Card
Dec. 17, 2014 President Signs Into Law Bipartisan Legislation to Name Galesburg VA Clinic After Lane Evans
Nov. 12, 2014 Kirk Questions Administration on Ebola Response
Oct. 17, 2014 Kirk Calls for Travel and Visa Ban for Ebola-Affected Nations
Oct. 9, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Considering Rural Impact Before Finalizing Health Care Policies
Oct. 9, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, Ambassador of United States Trade Representative - Urging Establishment of Trade Health Official
Oct. 8, 2014 Letter to Tom Frieden, Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC Approval of Illinois Innovation in Fight Against Ebola
Oct. 7, 2014 Following Kirk's Calls for Dismissal, Hines VA Director Ricard Steps Down
Oct. 3, 2014 Kirk Statement on the Threat of Ebola in the United States
Sept. 26, 2014 Following Months of Scandal and Corruption Within the VA, Kirk Discusses Importance of Veterans Legal Support Centers
Sept. 22, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Remove Employees Responsible for Misconduct
Sept. 11, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Answers On Behalf of ALS Community
Sept. 4, 2014 Kirk, Captain James A. Lovell, and Lovell VA Leadership Meet With Veterans on VA Improvements
Aug. 22, 2014 Kirk Applauds New Life-Saving Stroke and Cancer Centers at Lake Forest Hospital Groundbreaking
July 31, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Stand Up for VA Whistleblowers and Veterans Who Have Suffered Abuse
July 30, 2014 Kirk Praises Sanctions on Chinese Drug Traffickers and Encourages Greater Cooperation and Accountability From Chinese Government
July 29, 2014 Kirk Praises McDonald's Confirmation as VA Secretary; Requests Visit to IL's 5 VA Hospitals
July 15, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Restoring VA Integrity
July 11, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Mishandling of Dangerous Pathogens Calls for Review of Policies and Procedures
June 27, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Medicare Part D Policy
June 19, 2014 Manchin, Wicker, Kirk, Nelson Introduce Bill to Reform Hospital Readmissions Program
June 18, 2014 Kirk Calls Out VA for Putting Directors Accused of Corruption in Charge of Latest Effort
June 13, 2014 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Expedite Veterans' Access to Non-VA Healthcare
June 13, 2014 Kirk Joined by VA Victim of Phony Scheduling; Calls on Acting VA Sec to Declare State of Emergency
June 11, 2014 Kirk Supports Increased Choice for Veterans and Greater VA Accountability
June 3, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
May 30, 2014 Kirk, Hines Whistleblowers Reveal Culture of Corruption at Hines VA Hospital
May 28, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Regarding Lung Cancer Screenings
May 24, 2014 FOX 32 - Sen. Kirk Uniquely Qualified for VA Hospitals' Investigation
May 14, 2014 Kirk Statement on Allegations of Secret Waiting Lists at Hines VA Medical Center
April 16, 2014 Kirk Outlines Stroke Agenda; Teams With Chicago Stroke Research Collaborative
March 14, 2014 Kirk Announces Plan to Prevent CMS from Blocking Seniors' Prescription Access
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