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Spanberger, Katko Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Combat Elder Abuse, Improve Link Between Health & Social Services for Seniors

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and John Katko (R-NY-24) introduced bipartisan legislation to create medical-legal partnerships — multidisciplinary teams that combine clinical staff with social workers and lawyers at a single healthcare site — to improve seniors’ and other vulnerable elders’ access to legal and social services in healthcare settings and help prote...

The Wall Street Journal: Democrats Hear Conflicting Messages From Voters on $3.5 Trillion Plan

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, KRISTINA PETERSON On a telephone town hall hosted by the seniors’ group AARP on Thursday night, Rep. Abigail Spanberger was peppered with questions about how to lower the cost of prescription drugs and support caregivers, two important planks of the $3.5 trillion spending package Democrats on Capitol Hill are currently crafting. But just two days earlier, as the Virginia D...

The Wall Street Journal: Democrats Jockey Over Healthcare, Taxes in $3.5 Trillion Package

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, ANDREW DUEHREN, KRISTINA PETERSON Democrats faced fresh intraparty disagreements over the details of their $3.5 trillion healthcare, education and climate bill, as House Democrats began releasing drafts of segments of the legislation in a race to attempt to complete it in the coming weeks. Democrats are hoping to construct the wide-ranging bill—which aims to significantly ...

The Daily Progress: Opinion/Editorial: Spanberger bill directs aid to substance abuse recovery, prevention

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THE DAILY PROGRESS With mental health a top topic in Virginia politics and health care today, Rep. Abigail Spanberger is turning attention to substance abuse recovery. Substance abuse is treated as a mental health issue. The 7th District Democrat from Henrico has co-sponsored bipartisan legislation that would require states to spend a portion of their federal substance abuse aid on recovery and pr...

With Less Than One Week Left in Special Enrollment Period, Spanberger Encourages Central Virginians to Take Advantage of American Rescue Plan Health Insurance Savings

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**Click Here for Video** HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today is encouraging Central Virginia individuals and families to review their existing coverage or sign up for health insurance to save on healthcare premiums before the special enrollment period deadline. Earlier this year, the Biden Administration launched a special enrollment period through May 15, 2021. Following ...

NBC29: Rep. Spanberger introduces bill to support addiction recovery services

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NBC29, ISABEL CLEARY 7th District Representative Abigail Spanberger has introduced a bill to provide funding for addiction recovery services. The Support Recovery from Addiction Act is in response to Virginia’s increasing drug overdose deaths. There has been a 47% increase in opioid related deaths from 2019 to 2020, according to a report cited by Spanberger’s office. The bill would would require s...

Virginia Mercury: Federal legislation would require states to fund addiction recovery programs

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VIRGINIA MERCURY, MALCOLM FERGUSON As drug overdose deaths surge in Virginia and across the country, U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Henrico, has introduced a bipartisan bill that would create permanent federal funding for addiction recovery programs. The legislation would require states to spend at least 10 percent of the money they receive from the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatmen...

Henrico Citizen: Spanberger introduces bill to create funding stream for addiction recovery

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HENRICO CITIZEN U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-7th District) recently introduced a bill that would create permanent federal funding for addiction recovery services, allow states and recovery organizations to build long-term strategies to prevent drug overdose deaths, and help individuals in recovery from addiction rebuild their lives. Spanberger said she introduced the bill in response ...

As Virginia Overdose Deaths Reach Record Levels, Spanberger Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Create Permanent, Dedicated Federal Funding Stream for Addiction Recovery Services

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger this week introduced a bipartisan bill that would create permanent federal funding for addiction recovery services, allow states and recovery organizations to build long-term strategies to prevent drug overdose deaths, and help individuals in recovery from addiction rebuild their lives. Spanberger introduced this bipartisan bill in response...

U.S. House Passes Spanberger Legislation to Provide $15,000 to Enhance Healthcare Accessibility in Goochland County

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to pass U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger’s legislation that would provide $15,000 to GoochlandCares — a local nonprofit organization and free clinic with a mission to provide healthcare to elderly, low-income, and disabled Goochland residents — to increase access to healthcare in Goochland County. The funding for Goochland Coun...