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Congressman Ron Kind

Representing the 3rd District of Wisconsin

Health Care

As a sitting Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, I am at the forefront of debates surrounding health care policy. People across western and central Wisconsin have shared with me for years their concerns with our current health care system. Our economy continues to suffer as Wisconsin families fall further into debt due to rising health care costs. Comprehensive health care reform could not wait and I was glad to help shape and support the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010.  As part of health care reform, I was committed to making sure that we fixed what’s broken in the health care system and strengthened what’s working. For 46 years, Medicare has provided critical health care and financial stability for seniors and people with disabilities – and it’s working for seniors in western Wisconsin.

Legislative Successes:

  • Part of the health care reform bill included provisions from legislation I authored. The provisions move the Medicare system from one that pays for the quantity of services provided to one that is quality-based and addresses the long-term sustainability of the program.

 

  • This year, I partnered with Chairman Ryan to include access to Medicare data for Qualified Entities in the SGR repeal and replace bill that was signed into law.

 

  • This Congress, I introduced bipartisan legislation that seeks to improve the health and lives of our children, our families, and our seniors.

 

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More on Health Care

November 15, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Celebrates National Rural Health Day

La Crosse – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, Co-chair of the Congressional Rural Health Caucus, released the following statement celebrating Wisconsin’s rural health centers and professionals on National Rural Health Day:

October 15, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Calls for More Funding for Healthcare Enrollment Assistance

Navigator grants have been drastically cut nation-wide, with only one grant awarded in Wisconsin

September 18, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Calls on Wisconsin Gov. Walker and Attorney General Schimel to Withdraw from Texas v. Azar and Stop Putting Wisconsinites Lives at Risk
Lawsuit, co-led by Wisconsin and Texas, would dismantle the Affordable Care Act

July 20, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Works to Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment in Rural Communities

Bill will also create grant aimed at preventing opioid and drug abuse for youth in rural communities

July 12, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Cosponsors Bill Aimed at Preventing Opioid and Heroin Abuse

Bill would give more resources to states to streamline access to treatment and prevention

July 9, 2018 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind Holds Roundtable Discussion with Eau Claire-area Community Leaders on the Growing Drug Epidemic

June 20, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind’s Bill to Help Address Wisconsin’s Drug Crisis Passes House
Bipartisan PROPER Act passed unanimously through House, moves to Senate

June 13, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Helps Pass Bills Addressing Wisconsin’s Drug Crisis

Bills are part of Rep. Kind’s 2018 Drug Epidemic Action Plan

La Crosse – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind voted in favor of a number of bills addressing the growing opioid and drug crisis in Wisconsin and across the country. The bills reflect the priorities included in Rep. Ron Kind’s Drug Epidemic Action Plan, which he recently introduced.

May 30, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Calls on Congressional Leadership to Bring Bill Addressing Opioid Addiction to the Floor

PROPER Act passed through Committee, but is waiting for a full vote in the House

La Crosse – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind called on House leadership to bring legislation he authored, the bipartisan PROPER Act, to the House floor for a vote. The PROPER Act was recently passed out of the House Committee on Ways and Means.

May 17, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind’s Bill to Address Drug Crisis Passes House Ways and Means Committee
Bipartisan PROPER Act headed to House floor for a full vote in the coming months


La Crosse –Yesterday, legislation authored by U.S. Rep. Ron Kind combatting the growing opioid and drug crisis was passed through the House Committee on Ways and Means.