Brian has long said that health care needs a start, not a finish. With the passage of the 2009 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, our nation took a critical first step by giving millions of Americans access to health insurance, including those who had never had access before, like individuals with pre-existing conditions, and making sure that the high cost of medical treatments do not force families into bankruptcy. Brian supports efforts in Congress to come together across the aisle and improve the law, bringing down the cost curve and making the quality of care better for all Americans.
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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announces the formation of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Caucus, dedicated to increasing NIH funding and support for biomedical research. Higgins co-chairs the NIH Caucus with Representatives Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) and Peter King (NY-2).
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) recognized February 4, 2015 as World Cancer Day by announcing the introduction of legislation aimed at the fight to rid the world of cancer and other debilitating diseases.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) recently spoke on the House floor in support of increased funding for medical research. Adjusting for inflation, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) receive nearly 25 percent less funding today than it did in 2003. This is why Congressman Higgins recently joined Congresswoman DeLauro to introduce H.R. 5580, the Accelerating Biomedical Research Act. This legislation will incrementally increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) over the next seven years.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 8, 2014) – Health care for kids and their mothers took a major leap forward today as Kaleida Health held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital.
Physicians, employees, donors, elected officials, and other dignitaries were on hand to kick off construction on the new $270 million facility.
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro in introducing H.R. 5580, the Accelerating Biomedical Research Act. This legislation will incrementally increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) over the next seven years. The DeLauro-Higgins bill is the House companion of S. 2658 introduced by Senator Harkin, a longstanding champion of NIH funding.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the University at Buffalo has been awarded $348,945 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a nurse traineeship program.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced a federal grant totaling $340,800 for the Daemen College Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program. The funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will help train, educate and employ new primary care providers.
“This grant serves as a win-win as it provides a quality Daemen education and job placement for students and delivers trained health care providers to fill a vital need in the community,” said Congressman Higgins.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has renewed the coveted and prestigious Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) to Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) following an in-depth peer review by cancer experts from around the United States.