Warner, Kaine Join Bipartisan Group of Senators in Calling for Full Implementation of Mental Health Parity Law
Senators urge HHS & DOL to ensure that individuals seeking behavioral health treatment have access to benefits promised under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act
Oct 15 2015
Senators Warner and Kaine joined U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and a bipartisan group of 20 other Senators in calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to take immediate, overdue action to fully implement and enforce the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.
Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) announced today that he has signed onto bipartisan legislation to reform Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare to provide safer and more effective pain management services to our nation’s veterans.
Legislation also introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Bobby Scott
Sep 29 2015
Today U.S. Sen. Warner and his colleagues proposed sweeping reforms to the federal program that provides benefits to coal miners suffering from black lung disease.
"Today, the Senate voted on a proposal to restrict women’s reproductive health. While I was unable to vote today, I would have opposed this bill. Important medical decisions should be made between a woman and her doctor, not politicians in Washington."
In a letter to the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the Senators are calling for an investigation into the decision to approve OxyContin for children as young as 11-years-old
Sep 09 2015
Senators Warner, Kaine and Manchin today sent a letter to the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) calling for an investigation into the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to approve OxyContin for use by children as young as 11-years-old and an examination of the rise in the opioid misuse, abuse and consequent overdose deaths.
Airline Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act (S.1972) would ensure life-saving medication available for passengers with allergies
Aug 06 2015
Sen. Warner introduced bipartisan legislation to improve access to life-saving medication for airline passengers with food and other severe allergies.
Directs Treasury Dept. to implement an alternative, less burdensome reporting system for employers
Aug 05 2015
Sens. Warner and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the bipartisan Commonsense Reporting Act of 2015 to streamline the Affordable Care Act’s reporting requirements for employers.
Notes that continued funding is “critical to the health of women and their families
Aug 03 2015
"Continued funding for the important health services provided by Planned Parenthood is critical to the health of women and their families."
530 Recommendations on How to Improve Care Submitted to Committee
Jul 28 2015
Today, the Senate Finance Committee released the submissions responding to the Committee’s bipartisan initiative to explore cost effective solutions to improve health outcomes for Medicare patients living with one or more chronic conditions, spearheaded by Sen. Warner and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA.)
Free health clinic in Wise County received first-ever federally-approved drone delivery of pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies
Jul 17 2015
Today, some underserved Virginia patients were among the first to be officially helped by drone delivery to a medical clinic in Wise County.
The reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, which was co-sponsored by Sens. Warner and Kaine, provides vital programs and services for nearly 12 million low-income seniors, including nutrition programs like Meals-on-Wheels, preventive health services, transportation assistance, part-time community service and employment training, and protection from abuse and financial exploitation.
"I am so pleased that the conversation around advanced care planning has moved away from scare tactics. Physician reimbursement is an important first step."
Unanimously approves resolution to raise public awareness about PTSD and help to ensure that those suffering receive proper treatment
Jun 25 2015
Today the Senate unanimously passed a resolution, co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Warner, designating June as National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month in order to improve diagnosis and treatment for men and women of the Armed Forces and veterans suffering from PTSD.
Jun 25 2015
Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Richard Burr (R-NC) to introduce the Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act, which would exclude payments from state eugenics compensation programs from consideration in determining federal benefits.
300,000 Virginians will be able to keep their coverage after the Supreme Court upholds tax credits
Jun 25 2015
“Today’s 6-3 decision preserves affordable health care coverage for more than 300,000 Virginians who purchased coverage through the federal exchange.”
Proposals will reduce Medicare and Medicaid waste and fraud and provide coordinated health services for nation’s most vulnerable
Jun 24 2015
The Senate Finance Committee voted to approve two bipartisan health care proposals supported by Sen. Warner aimed at improving the quality of care for seniors on Medicare.
Warner, Isakson Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Planning Options for Patients with Advanced Illness
Care Planning Act endorsed by more than 40 health & senior advocacy groups
Jun 10 2015
Sens. Warner and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced legislation today designed to give people with serious illness the freedom to make more informed choices about their care, and the power to have those choices honored.
Senators co-chair Finance Committee working group to improve outcomes for Medicare patients requiring chronic care
May 22 2015
Senate Finance Committee members Mark R. Warner and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) announced the formation of a bipartisan working group to begin exploring solutions to improve outcomes for Medicare patients requiring chronic care.
Sen. Warner Provides Information & Resources to Help Virginians Potentially Impacted by CareFirst Data Breach
Cyberattack compromised information of 1.1 million current and former customers in Virginia, DC & Maryland
May 21 2015
Sen. Warner provided a variety of useful resources and an online form on his Senate website for Virginians potentially impacted by the cyberattack targeting health insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to contact his office for assistance.
May 05 2015
Sens. Warner and Kaine, along with 37 of their Senate colleagues, sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell following reports that insurers, in violation of the Affordable Care Act, are failing to cover forms of FDA-approved contraception and neglecting to provide women with accurate information about the range of essential health care services that are now available without cost-sharing.
Mar 23 2015
Sen. Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Warner introduced legislation to apply accreditation and other standards for orthotics and prosthetics under Medicare, helping to guarantee product quality for beneficiaries and reducing fraud.
U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-SD) and Mark Warner (D-VA), both members of the Senate Finance Committee, today introduced the Better Efficiency and Administrative Simplification Act, which would allow Medicare beneficiaries to receive important Medicare benefit notices electronically and improve the way the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services contracts with entities that help administer the Medicare program.
Today, Sens. Warner and Kaine joined a bipartisan group of 40 colleagues in writing to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald raising serious concerns about the implementation of the Veterans Choice Card program.
Sens. Markey & Warner Call on Obama Administration to Represent United States at First WHO Global Conference on Dementia
Lawmakers are co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease
Feb 18 2015
Senators Markey (D-Mass.) and Warner (D-Va.) today called on Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to attend the upcoming World Health Organization First Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia to demonstrate the leadership of the United States on the human and economic threats posed by Alzheimer’s disease.
Legislation Would Prevent More Than 10 Million Kids Nationwide, Including More Than 196,000 Virginia Children, From Losing Health Care Coverage; Without Action, CHIP Funding Will Expire in September
Feb 12 2015
With federal funding that provides health care coverage to more than 10 million children nationwide through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) set to expire, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine today joined 38 of their Senate colleagues to introduce legislation that would extend CHIP funding through 2019.