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Chuck Grassley's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (IA) - Sr, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
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Aug. 12, 2016 Grassley Seeks Answers on Whether Medicare Prefers Mail Order Firms over Community Pharmacies for Diabetes Testing Supplies
Aug. 4, 2016 Letter to Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Request Update on DEA Efforts to Monitor Controlled Substances Prescribers
Aug. 2, 2016 Administration Sitting on Unspent Funds for Zika
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to Michael Missal, Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs - Grassley, Johnson, Ernst Seek Inspector General Inquiry into Veteran's Suicide
Aug. 1, 2016 Grassley Questions Lack of Agency Responses on Fighting the Zika Virus
July 27, 2016 Grassley Bill Would Help Document Areas Underserved by General Surgeons
July 22, 2016 Landmark Addiction Recovery Bill Signed into Law
July 15, 2016 Senate Unanimously Passes Autism, Alzheimer's Bill Named for Iowa Boy
July 14, 2016 Senators Introduce Bill to Expand Research into Medical Benefits of Marijuana
July 13, 2016 Senate Sends Landmark Addiction Recovery Bill to President
July 13, 2016 Hearing of the Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Researching the Potential Medical Benefits and Risks of Marijuana - Grassley Opening Statement
July 12, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report--
July 8, 2016 Letter to Nicole Lurie, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response - Distribution of Anti-Zika Funds
July 8, 2016 Grassley Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Addiction Recovery Bill
July 8, 2016 Letter to Thomas Frieden, M.D., Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Distribution of Anti-Zika Funds
July 7, 2016 House-Senate Opioid Conference Report Finalized
July 7, 2016 Grassley Welcomes Proposed Expansion of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program
July 6, 2016 Administration Reverses Course on Opioid Abuse, Patient Satisfaction Surveys
July 6, 2016 Grassley Leads Senate Delegation Finalizing Landmark Addiction Recovery Bill
July 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Fred Upton, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce - Refusal to Sign Opioid Conference Report Without Funding to Combat Drug Addiction Epidemic
June 30, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urge CMS to Maintain Policy Requiring Medicare Part D Plans to Carry Medicines in Six Categories
June 30, 2016 Grassley Welcomes Latest Data on Drug, Device Company Payments to Doctors, Teaching Hospitals
June 21, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary- The CREATES Act: Ending Regulatory Abuse, Protecting Consumers, and Ensuring Drug Price Competition
June 17, 2016 Grassley: SCOTUS Decision Important Step to Reducing Fraud against Taxpayers
June 14, 2016 Grassley Works to Combat Rising Drug Prices for Iowans
June 14, 2016 Economists Praise Sen. Lee's Drug Cost Reduction Bill
June 9, 2016 Grassley Seeks Response from Social Media Companies on Steps to Prevent Users from Exploiting Nursing Home Residents
June 7, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Chairman's Statement on "Deadly Synthetic Drugs: The Need to Stay Ahead of the Poison Peddlers"
June 2, 2016 NPR - Nonprofit Hospital Forgives Debts and Stops Suing So Many Poor Patients
June 1, 2016 Des Moines Register - Grassley: How We Can Help Mothers, Children in Developing Countries
May 26, 2016 Senate Passes Bipartisan Resolution Designating May 2016 Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
May 24, 2016 Disapproving A Rule Submitted By the Department of Labor
May 23, 2016 VA Secretary Comparison of VA to Disneyland is Ridiculous, Grassley Says
May 19, 2016 Grassley "Tweener" Hospitals Bill Receives Boost in House of Representatives
April 28, 2016 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Call for Withdrawal of Proposed Drug Rule for Medicare Part B
April 28, 2016 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
April 19, 2016 Senate Cystic Fibrosis Caucus Launched; Iowa Families Requested Caucus, Grassley Responded
April 15, 2016 Grassley, Feinstein Urge CMS to Press Hospitals on Avoiding Unnecessary Opioids
April 14, 2016 Judiciary Committee Advances Bill to Aid in Locating Alzheimer's, Autism Patients
March 30, 2016 Justice Department Chooses Northern Iowa for Nursing Home Task Force
March 23, 2016 Grassley Welcomes Success of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Pilot Program
March 21, 2016 Grassley Co-sponsors Bill to Stabilize Access to Oxygen, Other Medical Equipment in Rural Areas
March 21, 2016 Grassley Receives VA Acknowledgement of Problems with the Veterans Choice Program, Pledge to Improve Services to Iowa Veterans
March 15, 2016 Grassley Seeks Response from Justice Department on Social Media Exploitation of Nursing Home Residents
March 10, 2016 Grassley Leads Bipartisan Addiction Recovery Bill to Passage in Senate
March 10, 2016 Grassley Joins Bills on Reducing Veterans Services Appeals Backlog, Improved Suicide Prevention for Female Veterans
March 9, 2016 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Halt Plans to Cut Medicare Advantage
March 3, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015
March 2, 2016 Grassley Introduces Bill to Make Sure Medicaid Beneficiaries Have Updated Information on Available Doctors
Feb. 29, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015--Motion to Proceed
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