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News and updates from the staff of Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA)
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HELP Committee Dems Jun 26
Replying to @PattyMurray
.: We must continue to build on the bipartisan progress represented in the bill by working together to undo the damage President Trump has done to families health' care.
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HELP Committee Dems Jun 26
Replying to @PattyMurray
.: The Act is a promising step that will help families and patients across the country. But I want to stress that while this bill is valuable—it is absolutely not enough.
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HELP Committee Dems Jun 26
WATCH: gives opening remarks ahead of votes on legislation that would help families across the country, including the bipartisan Act.
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Senate Democrats Jun 18
“When your car is totaled, you can't fix the windshield and expect to start driving.” - lays out how truly addressing the cost of health care starts and ends with stopping Pres. ’s relentless sabotage of our health care system.
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HELP Committee Dems Jun 18
.: If we are really going to bring down costs across the board and help families who are struggling, this bill needs to be a first step—not the last one.
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HELP Committee Dems Jun 18
This legislation works to: ☑️ address surprise billing ☑️ open the doors for cheaper generic drugs ☑️ respond to the threat of vaccine hesitancy ☑️ update health IT ☑️ support obesity prevention efforts ☑️ respond to the maternal mortality crisis, and more
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HELP Committee Dems Jun 18
.: When Republicans join us at the table, put partisanship aside, and put families first, we can find common ground and help people looking to us for relief on health care.
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HELP Committee Dems Jun 18
LIVE: delivers opening remarks at HELP Committee hearing on a bipartisan bill to lower health care costs ➡️
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HELP Committee Dems May 23
Our committee worked closely to take important steps on issues like surprise medical billing, maternal mortality, and vaccine hesitancy. I encourage Republicans to continue working with us on the many other health care challenges families face today.
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HELP Committee Dems May 7
Replying to @PattyMurray
.: Our objective should be to make sure tech companies are putting patients in the driver’s seat, not the other way around.
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HELP Committee Dems May 7
Replying to @PattyMurray
.: We can’t afford to have bad actors who prioritize their bottom line over patients’ best interests, who block information that is essential to patient care, and who prevent people from speaking out when they see something that could jeopardize someone’s health.
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HELP Committee Dems May 7
Replying to @PattyMurray
.: For all the promise of electronic health records, we’ve also seen the serious danger to patients when health IT systems fail to live up to high standards of quality. Families’ lives depend on making sure we get this right.
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HELP Committee Dems May 7
Replying to @PattyMurray
.: Back in 2008, just 1 in 20 hospitals used electronic health records. Today we’ve seen that statistic flip entirely—just 1 in 20 hospitals haven’t adopted electronic health records.
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HELP Committee Dems May 7
LIVE: delivers opening remarks at HELP Committee hearing on improving patient and provider access to electronic health records ➡️
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HELP Committee Dems May 7
WATCH 10am ET: HELP Committee hearing on improving patient and provider access to electronic health records ➡️
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HELP Committee Dems Apr 10
.: We must create a culture of accountability at all colleges and universities. The entire school—including those at the very top of the administration—must take responsibility for the college’s value to students and taxpayers.
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HELP Committee Dems Apr 10
.: Schools must be enrolling all types of students—including from historically underrepresented backgrounds—and schools need to support students while they’re in school so they are able to complete their degrees.
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HELP Committee Dems Apr 10
.: The Higher Education Act has always used a risk-based accountability system to protect students and taxpayers from schools and programs that have traditionally shown more risk, such as those with profit motives or programs with alternative educational formats.
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HELP Committee Dems Apr 10
.: We must ensure that our reauthorization of the Higher Education Act includes an accountability system that is as nuanced as our schools and our students.
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HELP Committee Dems Apr 10
.: It’s critical that all schools are holding up their end of the bargain, enrolling diverse students, and supporting all students to help them complete their education and be prepared for success after college.
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