Press Releases

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.

Warner, Kaine, Manchin Call for Investigation into FDA Decision on Oxycontin

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.

Finance Committee Welcomes Input on Chronic Care

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.)
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.

Senate Designates June as National PTSD Awareness Month

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.

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.
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.
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.

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.

Warner, Kaine Co-Sponsor Legislation to Extend the Children's Health Insurance Program

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.