Press Releases

Warner, Kaine Introduce Bill to Aid Rural Virginia Hospitals

Bill would establish a national minimum standard for hospital reimbursement payments

Apr 22 2016

Sens. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) introduced bipartisan, budget-neutral legislation to ensure hospitals are fairly reimbursed for their services by the federal government so they are able to remain open and functioning, especially in underserved and economically struggling regions of Virginia.

Warner Co-Sponsors Bill Providing Access to Life-Saving Epilepsy Treatment

Medicinal oils derived from CBD-rich hemp plants can save the lives of children with intractable epilepsy, but are currently banned under federal law

Apr 08 2016

Sen. Warner has signed on to co-sponsor the bipartisan Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act of 2015, which would allow Virginians suffering with intractable epilepsy access to therapeutic cannabidiol (CBD) oil, a harmless, non-psychoactive hemp extract that is used to treat seizures.

Sen. Warner Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Expand Telehealth Services

Bill would expand the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring through Medicare, expanding access to high-quality healthcare while reducing costs

Feb 03 2016

Sen. Warner (D-VA) joined Sens. Wicker (R-MS), Schatz (D-HI), Cochran (R-MS), Cardin (D-MD), and Thune (R-SD) to unveil the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act, bipartisan legislation that would expand telehealth services through Medicare, improve care outcomes, make it easier for patients to connect with their health care providers, and help cut costs for patients and providers.

Warner, Kaine Urge VA to Reconsider Unnecessary Burdens on Blue Water Navy Veterans

Current policy presents excessive obstacles for Blue Water Navy veterans seeking care and benefits for health conditions caused by exposure to toxic chemicals while serving aboard Navy ships in Vietnam

Jan 13 2016

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined a bipartisan group of 12 Senators in urging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to change inconsistent and burdensome regulations placed on “Blue Water Navy” veterans seeking health care and benefits for conditions resulting from exposure to toxic chemicals during their service aboard Navy ships in Vietnam.