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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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Jan 23, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the University at Buffalo (UB) has been awarded a $59,031 federal grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).  

Jan 22, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) confirmed that the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Inspector General has initiated a review of the circumstances surrounding the reuse of insulin pens at the VA Western New York Health Center in Buffalo.  

Dec 31, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins took to the Floor of the House of Representatives to plead with Congressional leaders to put aside partisanship and develop real and lasting solutions to the issues facing America.  Higgins warned the consequences of deadlock and inaction exact real and dire costs on American families and businesses including those right here in Western New York.    

Dec 18, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives last week to highlight the need for increased adoption of electronic medical records. Higgins cited the benefits of the use of electronic medical records during natural disasters, like Hurricane Sandy, and also generally to improve quality of patient care and reduce health care costs. 


Oct 10, 2012 Press Release

 Congressmembers Kathy Hochul & Brian Higgins joined leaders from the Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York (VNA) to announce a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through its Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP) to implement a “Diabetes Telehomecare Program for Rural Western New York.”  

Sep 6, 2012 Press Release

World Trade Center of Buffalo Niagara (WTCBN) will receive approximately $682,000 in funding, including $218,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce, to help local medical device manufacturers sell their goods in China.

Aug 16, 2012 Press Release

Kenmore, NY – New York Congressman Brian Higgins met with Catholic Health associates and leadership at Kenmore Mercy on Wednesday to learn more about the hospital’s $14 million new emergency department project.

 Tour of Kenmore Mercy Hospital


Jul 12, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins spoke from the Floor of the House of Representatives today to celebrate the passage of New York’s Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing (I-STOP) law. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was in Western New York yesterday to discuss the benefits of this new program.