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Video: Dave Reichert on Health Care

“We need more emphasis on improving our nation’s health care system. Rising health care costs are the central challenge to families and businesses alike. We must work to enact real health care solutions that improve the quality care, that are more affordable and that offer individuals more choices.” – Dave Reichert, January 2008

“Thank you for your leadership on children’s health… [and] for your ongoing work to enhance coverage opportunities for kids in our state.” – Health Coalition for Children and Youth

Dave Reichert: Focusing on 21st Century Health Care

Dave is committed to improving our health care system to provide affordable, better quality health care for children, families, seniors, and individuals. He believes in expanding access to coverage, improving the quality of care, and utilizing scientific advances to transform our health care system to focus on wellness and prevention. His efforts and accomplishments for health care include:

  • Spearheaded an effort to increase funding for NIH medical research by $2 billion. Medical research plays a critical role in the search for cures to diseases and conditions like cancer, diabetes, and arthritis.
  • Passed an amendment increasing funding by $2.5 million for children’s emergency medical services. This program provides grants to states and medical institutions to expand and improve emergency care for children who need treatment for life-threatening illnesses or injuries.
  • Founded the bipartisan Congressional Children’s Health Care Caucus. The caucus advances legislative initiatives that provide access to health coverage, ensure preventative care, seek cures for debilitating diseases and chronic conditions, and promote healthy living habits for America’s children.
  • Supported bipartisan legislation to renew the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
  • Serves as one of 8 Members on the bipartisan Centrist Health Care Coalition, a House working group that examines a variety of health care reform proposals from presidential candidates, governors, and other policymakers.
  • Serves as a member of the Special Olympics of Washington State Board of Directors.

Health Care Caucus Membership:

Congressional Children's Health Care Caucus (Founder and Co-Chair)

Centrist Health Care Coalition

Congressional Air Medical Caucus

Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
Congressional Soccer Caucus

Children's Health Care

Children’s health care is one of Dave’s top legislative priorities and one in which he has taken an active leadership role. Learn more about his efforts on children's health care by visiting the caucus website.

Dave believes it is our responsibility to leave for our children a world better than our own, and one in which they can grow, prosper, and nurture future generations. He remains unwavering in his commitment to expanding access to better quality, affordable health care that will allow our children to lead longer, healthier lives.

Related News:

Reichert Statement on Consequences of Health Care Overhaul (Press Releases - 10.19.2010)

First Focus Campaign for Children Names Reichert “Champion for Children” (Press Releases - 10.1.2010)

Reichert Calls on Congress to Consider Proposals to Extend Critical Tax Relief, Provide Job-Creating Incentives (Press Releases - 8.10.2010)

Reichert Hosts Health Care Advisory Committee Panel (Press Releases - 8.3.2010)

Reichert, Minnick Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Consumers from Rising Health Care Costs Associated with Health Care Overhaul (Press Releases - 7.30.2010)

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Related Files:

111th Congress - Health

111th Congress - Seniors

Health Care Overhaul Packet

AARP Letter to Reichert 11-2-09

Reichert AARP Follow Up 101509

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