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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 1, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the House Cancer Caucus, announced that Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been awarded $221,589 in grant funding from the National Cancer Institute to go toward research into the disproportionate prevalence of prostate cancer in African Americans.
Mar 18, 2014 Press Release

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today called on the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to overturn the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of Zohydro Extended Release (Zohydro ER). The Attorney General also issued an open letter to medical professionals highlighting the potential public safety risks posed by Zohydro ER and reminding them that the drug is subject to the restrictions outlined in New York’s historic Internet System for Tracking Over Prescribing Act (I-STOP) legislation, signed into law in 2012.

Mar 12, 2014 Press Release

“I have long said that health care reform needed a start not a finish.  We understand the Affordable Care Act isn’t perfect but instead of focusing on ways to improve it we have wasted time with debate entrenched in partisanship that takes us nowhere.  Today I was proud to support three pieces of legislation that represent the kind of bipartisan cooperation that we need more of, not message votes or calls for repeal with no plan to replace it.

Feb 28, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is reporting progress on efforts to reclassify extremely addictive painkillers and address the increasing prescription drug abuse epidemic.  

Nov 13, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) spoke today on the House Floor in honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. 
 
Higgins encouraged his colleagues in the House of Representatives to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s in their own communities and to support H.R. 1507, the Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer's Act
 
Oct 2, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) took to the Floor of the House of Representatives with the message that Tea Party Members of Congress should shift their focus away from shutting down government and health care reform and instead focus on shutting down cancer. 
 
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Access to Affordable Health Care in the United States: 
The current enrollment period for 2014 coverage has now ended. However individuals who are applying for Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid, or are eligible for a special enrollment period are encourage to apply. To see if you qualify for one of these events please go to: https://www.healthcare.gov/how-can-i-get-coverage-outside-of-open-enrollment/.

Aug 14, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) was in Niagara Falls to join the Community Health Center of Niagara in recognizing Community Health Center Week.
Jun 24, 2013 Press Release
The Neighborhood Health Center officially unveiled renovations at its existing facility at 155 Lawn Avenue that provides health care to thousands of patients in the Black Rock and Riverside communities in the City of Buffalo at an official unveiling event today. The approximate $2 million in renovations included the construction of 18 new patient rooms, a new waiting room and entrance area, expanded space for oral health services as well as $400,000 in technology and related equipment, including electronic health and dental record systems.
Apr 17, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) recently took to the House of Representatives Floor to raise awareness of the need for a renewed national focus on preventing, treating and caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease.  

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