Congress Passes Major Health Legislation
By Mary Jo Hoeksema
Before adjourning for its August district work period, Congress passed H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act, a sweeping package of legislation overhauling several federal climate, health, and tax programs. The measure, which passed the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives by party line votes in both chambers, included two major provisions of interest to IHPC.
First, the bill extended subsidies to help eligible individuals purchase health insurance under plans sanctioned by the Affordable Care Act. The current subsidies were set to expire at the end of this year. In addition to extending the existing subsidies an additional three years, the legislation increased the number of individuals eligible to receive assistance with their insurance premium payments. Click here to read more.
MARCH 8, 1949 – FEBRUARY 18, 2022
One of the most passionate and successful advocates for consumer access to licensed and regulated integrative generic viagra and health providers has died. Deborah Senn, a lawyer and consumer advocate who served two terms as Washington State Insurance Commissioner in the 1990s, died in Seattle on February 18 from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was 72.
|The Honorable Deborah Senn was responsible for implementing a groundbreaking law in Washington state that mandated inclusion for integrative health providers in healthcare insurance plans. This radically increased patient access to integrative health providers in the state and served as a model for national change through Senator Tom Harkin’s (D-Iowa) visionary Section 2706 (non-discrimination) federal legislation in 2010; legislation which Integrative Health Policy Consortium stakeholders desired and resolutely backed.|
“Her courageous work to transform healthcare inspires us here at IHPC. We are committed to ongoing work to honor her legacy and increase access and awareness of integrative health providers, their whole person approach to health and their tremendous value in creating a healthier, more equitable world,” offered Dr. Margaret Erickson PhD, RN, CNS; IHPC Co-Chair; CEO American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation. Click Here to Read More.