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  • Plaskett Introduces Legislation to Improve Medicaid and Medicare in U.S. Territories
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Access to Affordable Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, DC—Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett recently introduced legislation aimed at providing parity for U.S. territories in federal health care programs like Medicaid and Medicare. The Improving the Treatment of the U.S. Territories Under Federal Health Programs Act of 2017 (H.R.2404) would eliminate existing inequalities the territories face under Medicaid and Medicare. It will also provide them with their fair share of funding for these programs beyond the 2019 “fiscal cliff”... Read more

  • Plaskett Statement on Omnibus Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Access to Affordable Healthcare, Government Accountability

    WASHINGTON, DC—Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement in response to the release of an Omnibus Spending Bill to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year: "This spending agreement avoids another disruptive government shutdown and illustrate Democrats’ continued commitment to hardworking American families. The bill continues funding for critical health research, for programs that ensure women's’ right to reproductive health and to restoring year-roun... Read more

  • Congress approves $1.1 Billion in Zika funding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Affordable Healthcare, Energy and Environment, Caribbean Basin

    Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett announced today that legislation passed by Congress to fund the federal government until December, includes more than $1 billion to fight the spread of the Zika virus. “I am pleased to see Congress finally take this issue seriously and approve funding to assist in the fight against Zika. The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have been on the front lines of this public health emergency for months and I have fought alongside many of my colleagues at every... Read more

  • Plaskett Statement on Supreme Court Decision in King v. Burwell
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Affordable Healthcare

    Following today’s announcement of the United States Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the provision allowing the federal government, through the Affordable Care Act, to subsidize health insurance costs for low-income and middle class individuals, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement: “Today, in a 6-3 split, the U.S. Supreme Court has once again upheld the validity of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As we celebrate this measure which is a victory for the millions of Amer... Read more

  • Plaskett applauds VA’s decision to expand Choice Program eligibility for veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Affordable Healthcare, Veterans Affairs

    Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, today, applauded the Department of Veterans Affairs’ decision to expand eligibility to a program that will make access to care easier for Veterans living more than 40 miles away from a VA medical facility. The Veteran Choice Program, which currently allows veterans who live more than 40 miles in a straight line from a VA facility or who face significant delays in scheduling an appointment to receive care in their communities at non-VA medical facilities has been am... Read more

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