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Rosendale, Daines, Gianforte Press Biden Admin for Exemptions to Vaccine Mandate for Rural Montana Hospitals

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MONTANA — Representative Matt Rosendale, U.S. Senator Steve Daines, and Governor Greg Gianforte today pushed the Biden administration to issue exemptions to the healthcare worker vaccine mandate for health facilities where Montanans’ access to care, especially in rural communities, is jeopardized. Many hospitals, especially in rural Montana, cannot afford to lose…

Representative Rosendale Fights for Veteran Telehealth Accessibility

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Washington, D.C. -- Yesterday, Representative Rosendale introduced the Department of Veterans Affairs Telehealth Strategy Act to best serve the healthcare needs of our nation's heroes. This legislation would direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop a strategy, furnished by the Veterans Health Administration, to enhance telehealth accessibility for veterans. Representative…

Rep. Rosendale Introduces Drug Pricing Transparency and Accountability Act

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Washington, D.C. -- Last week, Representative Rosendale introduced the Drug Pricing Transparency and Accountability Act. This bill would hold hospitals accountable to their patients by encouraging financial transparency and tightening the current 340B drug pricing program. Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act allows certain hospitals and health care providers to obtain…

Representative Rosendale Continues to Fight for Expanded Telehealth

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Representative Rosendale introduced the Rural Telehealth Expansion Act. This legislation would expand Medicare to cover store-and-forward telehealth services to all 50 states. Store-and-Forward telehealth services allows for a patient to send electronic communications including photos, messages, and video clips to their primary care providers instead of…

Rep. Rosendale Introduces Expanding Access To Mental Health Services Act

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Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Representative Rosendale introduced the Expanding Access to Mental Health Services Act, which would permanently broaden mental health options, including intake examinations and therapy, via telehealth for Americans on Medicare. Before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Medicare offered limited options for telehealth, and during the pandemic the Trump…

Rep. Rosendale Fights For Affordable Health Care

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Yesterday, Representative Rosendale introduced the Direct Primary Care Accessibility Act, a bill that would protect the ability of Americans to purchase health care from their doctors without going through an insurance company first.   Direct primary care plans allow consumers to pay a monthly fee to doctors in order to access a broad variety of health…

Ranking Member Rosendale on the Digital Divide in Healthcare

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Washington, DC -- Today, Representative Rosendale, ranking member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, participated in a roundtable discussion with veteran advocates, local and tribal organizations about the digital divide and veterans’ access to technology and telehealth services. The priority of the roundtable was to understand the perspectives from…

Rep. Rosendale Introduces Health Freedom & Flexibility Act

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Washington, DC -- Today, Representative Rosendale introduced the Health Freedom and Flexibility Act. This bill empowers Americans to make their own decisions on how they spend their hard-earned dollars on healthcare.  Thirty-million Americans, 80,000 of  them Montanans, already utilize a health savings account (HSA), which allows them to save pre-tax dollars in a personal,…