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The Truth About End of Life Care

Read the bill text or Congressman Blumenauer's Myths vs Facts page.

I want to correct some grave mischaracterizations of the health care reform legislation, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act (H.R. 3200).  Anti-health reform groups are misconstruing a provision of the legislation, which enjoys broad support in Congress, to provide coverage under Medicare for people to talk to their doctor about their wishes and care preferences at the end of life.

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Rep. Blumenauer speaks on the House Floor on July 27, 2009 on quality, patient centered care.
Rep. Blumenauer Introduces Series of Health Care Bills

On Heels of Health Care Reform, Bills would Help Improve End of Life Care & Reward Efficient State Care

Washington, DC – Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) today introduced three pieces of legislation that would significantly improve end of life care, reward states like Oregon for providing quality health care efficiently, and examine and improve regional differences in Medicare services. As a member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Care, Rep. Blumenauer is working to include these bills in the comprehensive health care reform bill currently being drafted.

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Blumenauer Votes for Health Care Reform, Secures Special Fix for Oregon Medicare

Ways and Means Sends Health Care Bill to House Floor for Full Vote

Washington, DC – Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) voted early this morning to pass America’s Affordable Health Choices Act, HR 3200.  Blumenauer, a member of the Ways and Means Health Care Subcommittee, has been engaged in daily conversations and negotiations around this bill, which included pieces of legislation he introduced earlier this year.

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Blumenauer Introduces Multi-Billion Dollar Water Trust Fund to Rebuild and Renew America

Industry, Construction, Environmental, & Water Stakeholders Unveil $10 billion Annual Fund

 Washington, DC—Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore) today introduced bipartisan legislation to establish a Water Trust Fund for investing in America’s broken drinking water and sewage treatment systems.  The “Water Protection and Reinvestment Act,” H.R.3202, establishes a $10 billion annual fund for repairing America’s corroded pipes and overburdened sewer systems, which pose serious health, environmental, and security consequences.


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