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Spanberger Marks 85th Anniversary of Social Security, a Lifeline for More Than 150,000 Seventh District Residents

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Today, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger released the following statement to mark the 85th anniversary of the Social Security Act being signed into law. The creation of the Social Security program in 1935 contributed to a drastic decline in poverty among American seniors and disabled individuals. “Only a few generations ago, poverty stalked the daily lives of millions of American seniors. The... Read more »

Culpeper Star-Exponent: COMMENTARY: Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare: Keeping our promises

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, SEN. TIM KAINE and REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER On January 15, 1940, the Richmond Times-Dispatch ran a quarter-page photo of a professionally dressed, bespectacled man signing some seemingly unceremonious clerical papers. Such a snapshot doesn’t appear the least bit newsworthy until one reads the caption: “OLD AGE PENSION VOUCHERS SIGNED—John J. Corson, former Richmonder who is ... Read more »

Op-Ed: Continued support needed for long-term care facilities

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FREDERICKSBURG FREE LANCE-STAR, REPS. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER AND ROB WITTMAN With millions of Americans experiencing pain and suffering caused by COVID-19, Republicans and Democrats have worked together to combat a once-in-a-century health and economic crisis, one that has threatened the lives and livelihoods of millions across Virginia. In addition to small business owners, hourly workers and farmers... Read more »

Spanberger Hosts Fifth COVID-19-Focused Telephone Town Hall to Discuss Pandemic’s Impacts on Central Virginia Seniors & Caregivers

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger hosted a telephone town hall with local experts and officials from AARP Virginia and the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services to discuss the current challenges facing Central Virginia seniors and caregivers, as well as resources available to them as the COVID-19 crisis continues. During her public telephone town hall, Spanb... Read more »

Daily Beast: Rage Builds As Feds Slow-Walk COVID Nursing Home Cash

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DAILY BEAST, SAM BRODEY Weeks into the national lockdown, the Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center outside Richmond had become the site of one of the nation’s worst localized outbreaks of COVID-19, with 45 residents dead of COVID-19 in a little over a month. "A publicly funded nursing home is a virus’ dream,” Dr. Jim Wright, the chief medical officer at Canterbury, said at the time. “Pe... Read more »

Culpeper Star-Exponent: COVID-19 town hall set Thursday for Central Virginia seniors, caregivers

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT Central Virginian residents are invited to join AARP and state Department for Aging officials on Thursday night for a telephone town hall on COVID-19’s impact on senior citizens and caregivers, hosted by U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger. The 7th District legislator will welcome updates from Jim Dau, state director of AARP Virginia; Kathryn Hayfield, commissioner of the Virginia ... Read more »

NBC29: Rep. Abigail Spanberger hosts telephone town hall on COVID-19’s impacts on seniors & caregivers

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NBC29, KASEY HOTT Representative Abigail Spanberger hosted a telephone town hall Thursday night focusing on COVID-19′s impacts on central Virginia seniors and caregivers. The congresswoman says we need to prioritize getting up-to-date information and resources to our most vulnerable populations, their caregivers, and their loved ones. She says she’s working hard to secure funding for nursing homes... Read more »

Spanberger to Host Telephone Town Hall Focused on COVID-19’s Impacts on Central Virginia Seniors & Caregivers

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger will host a telephone town hall on Thursday, May 28 with local experts and officials to discuss the challenges facing Central Virginia seniors and caregivers as the COVID-19 crisis continues. During her telephone town hall on Thursday, Spanberger will deliver a brief update and answer questions about the ongoing response to COVID-19 at the fed... Read more »

WRIC: US lawmakers look to expand access to telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries

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WRIC (NEXSTAR), BASIL JOHN Some members of Congress want Medicare’s new access to telehealth to remain even after the pandemic. “I think it’s become clear to so many Americans the value of telehealth because of this crisis,” Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger said. Spanberger is cosponsoring the “Connect” Act, to make Medicare reimbursement for telehealth, mental health and other services permanent.... Read more »

Richmond Times Dispatch: End the waiting game on prescription drug prices

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We’ve heard the stories of Virginians rationing or skipping medications because of how much they cost. We’ve seen sensible solutions to address issues in the American marketplace that force families to choose between lifesaving treatments and household essentials. All that’s missing is action. It’s time for Congress to end the waiting game on prescription drug prices. On Monday, U.S. Rep. Abigail ... Read more »

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