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April 19, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today hosted a roundtable discussion with Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC) leaders and staff. The discussion highlighted the key role community health centers play in serving the Manchester community, including in addressing the heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid crisis, and how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its Medicaid expansion have improved community health centers’ ability to provide care. Shea-Porter shared her commitment to continuing that progress and discussed how her newly introduced bill, the Medicare You Can Opt Into Act of 2017, would do that.
April 19, 2017 In The News
U.S. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter has been at home in New Hampshire this week. She was in Manchester Wednesday to talk about health care reform.
With efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act stalled in Washington, U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., is taking the lead on the issue in her district.
April 6, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today introduced the Medicare You Can Opt Into Act of 2017, legislation that would allow Americans to buy Medicare coverage by creating a public option to compete alongside private insurers.
April 4, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced the inclusion of her language authorizing the use of grants to fund opioid use disorder treatment for at-risk youth during a House Education and Workforce Committee markup. The Committee’s bipartisan membership then reported H.R.1809, the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017, which now includes Shea-Porter’s language, to the House floor for a vote.
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter joined members of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, including co-chairs Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Congressman Tom MacArthur (NJ-03), to write to relevant House Appropriations Subcommittees to call for funding in Fiscal Year 2018 for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). CARA focuses on addressing the opioid addiction epidemic through support for law enforcement, prevention, expansion of evidence-based treatment, and recovery services. However, CARA must be fully funded to effectively support those on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic.
March 24, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) called the withdrawal of the Republican health care bill today a victory for the people of New Hampshire and America. The American Health Care Act would have stripped 24 million Americans of coverage, slashed Medicaid, ended the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, and allowed insurers to sell plans without essential health benefits like hospitalization, pregnancy care, prescription drugs, and mental health and addiction treatment.
March 23, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after House Republican leadership delayed today’s scheduled vote on the American Health Care Act:
March 22, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today offered and the House voted on a Motion to Recommit that would require association health plans to provide coverage for substance use disorder treatment. As Congress this week considers the American Health Care Act, which would cause 24 million Americans to lose their coverage, Shea-Porter called on her colleagues to work together to improve access to quality, affordable health care.
March 13, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after the independent, nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of the Republican health care bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA).