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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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Apr 21, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in approving S.1963, the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act.

“I have witnessed the extraordinary and inspiring work our service members perform in the most difficult of situations across the world,” said Congressman Higgins.  “We as a nation owe our returning veterans the same devotion and care when they come home.”

Below are just a few of the highlights included in the legislation:

Apr 20, 2010 Press Release
Fredonia -- SUNY Fredonia’s Center for Regional Advancement (CRA) will host a conference discussing neighborhood revitalization in Western New York on Thursday , June 3rd at the Williams Center at SUNY Fredonia. The conference entitled -- Successful Strategies for Building Healthy Neighborhoods: Bolstering Neighborhood Confidence in Weak Markets -- will feature Charles Buki of czb, a neighborhood planning firm based in Alexandria VA and Congressman Brian Higgins, Co-Chair of the Congressional Older Cities Task Force.
Mar 21, 2010 Press Release

Today, in one of the most historic votes in a generation, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in approving health insurance reform for Americans.

Feb 24, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 4626, the Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act, legislation aimed at restoring competition and transparency to the health insurance market.

Feb 22, 2010 Press Release

At Jamestown Primary Care in Jamestown, NY, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that New York State will receive $70,653,791 in federal Recovery Act funding to help doctors and hospitals facilitate the transition to electronic medical health records.

Feb 12, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that New York State will receive $70,653,791 in federal Recovery Act funding to help doctors and hospitals facilitate the transition to electronic medical health records.

The use of electronic health records will improve the quality of care patients receive, create better integrated health systems, and will ultimately reduce unnecessary costs, said Congressman Higgins. The funding provided will be crucial in assisting the local health care community realize those goals.

Feb 4, 2010 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), a member of the House of Representatives Cancer Caucus, recognized February 4, 2010 as World Cancer Day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) cancer deaths worldwide will increase 45% - from 7.6 million this year to 17 million by 2030 if more isn’t done to tackle this urgent issue. At the same time the WHO said that up to 40% of all cancer deaths can potentially be avoided with better awareness and prevention.
Jan 20, 2010 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human services (HHS) has authorized the release of $490 million in emergency home heating assistance nationwide. On January 8, 2010 Congressman Higgins and other members of Congress requested the emergency aid in a letter to President Obama. New York will receive $45,005,140 through this emergency allocation.
Dec 23, 2009 Press Release
In anticipation of the Christmas Eve Senate vote on health care reform, Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-17) urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to protect New Yorkers from a disproportionate burden in health care reform, based upon the Senate Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Along with Rep. Joe Crowley and Rep. Brian Higgins, and a vast majority of the New York Delegation, Congressman Engel sent a letter to Pelosi and Reid suggesting several provisions from the House Affordable Health Care for America Act (AHCAA) be included in the conference agreement.
Dec 17, 2009 Press Release
This week Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined the House of Representatives in approving the Fiscal Year 2010 Omnibus Appropriation Act and Defense Appropriation bill. This legislation, along with the Energy & Water and Interior & Environment bills approved earlier this fall, will deliver over $22.858 million for projects in Western New York.

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