Rep. McEachin Introduced the Advancing Seniors and Kids Act

January 18, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) introduced the Advancing Seniors and Kids Act (H.R. 4820) to address the many urgent, overdue healthcare priorities that House Republicans ignored in their short-term continuing resolution.

Instead of simply inadequate CHIP reauthorization language, and leaving numerous other healthcare priorities behind, the Advancing Seniors and Kids Act provides funding and extensions for programs that hardworking American families rely on, and that traditionally have had bipartisan support, such as:

  • A Permanent CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization
  • Reauthorizing Funding for Community Health Centers (CHCs) for Two Years
  • Preventing Devastating Cuts to the Nation’s Critical Safety Net Hospitals
  • Permanently Repealing Caps on Therapy Services for Seniors in Medicare
  • Reauthorizing the Highly Successful Home Visiting Program for Five Years

“For months, Congressional Republicans have failed to act on these issues — and the result has been continued pain and suffering for many hardworking Americans. Right now, Americans in my district and across this country wake up every day and worry for how much longer and even if their child, and their family members, will have healthcare,” said Congressman Donald McEachin. “My Advancing Seniors and Kids Act would permanently reauthorize CHIP; fund community health centers; prevent damaging cuts to our safety net hospitals; and make other changes that protect the health of children, seniors, and those most vulnerable.”

“If we let CHIP lapse or if we do not protect hospitals and community health centers, there will be terrible consequences for families across the country,” the Congressman concluded.

In Congress, Rep. McEachin has called on his colleagues multiple times to protect the programs that Americans need.

Bill text for the Advancing Seniors and Kids Act (H.R. 4820) is available here. Click here to view the introduction remarks given on the House floor.

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