Health Care

Every Minnesotan has a right to high-quality, affordable healthcare. That’s why I’m focused on reducing the cost of health insurance, including premiums and out-of-pocket costs, as well as lowering the actual costs of healthcare.

After a long career in health care and my own experience of part of my own childhood without access to health insurance, it’s clear to me that if we put all ideas on the table, we can find meaningful common ground. I believe that we must address the skyrocketing prescription drug costs that are putting necessary and lifesaving medications out of reach for too many families, and we must find real solutions to the tragic opioid crisis that has already taken too many lives. We also need to seriously consider how we get more Minnesotans coverage through options like a Medicare buy-in and stabilizing the individual marketplace with bi-partisan ideas such as a federal reinsurance program. Our health care issues are urgent, and I’ll work with anyone in Congress to move us toward more affordable and accessible care. 

 

More on Health Care

December 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig announced that her bipartisan bill to require an examination of the health and economic impacts of skyrocketing insulin prices passed the House of Representatives as a part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). U.S. Senator Tina Smith introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

December 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig urged Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller to extend the TRICARE reinstatement period for veterans in Minnesota and across the country to ensure that retirees and their family members are able to maintain coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed the lives of more than 275,000 Americans. For the first time since the program was implemented in 2018, TRICARE enrollees are required to pay cost-sharing fees by January 1st, 2021 in order to maintain their coverage. While Rep.

November 23, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep Angie Craig is urging families, individuals and small businesses in Minnesota’s Second District to review their coverage and sign up for 2021 health insurance during the ongoing open enrollment period.

November 17, 2020 Press Release

This month, U.S. Rep Angie Craig was announced as a recipient of the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) Innovation Award, which recognizes members of Congress who have demonstrated outstanding, ongoing efforts to promote innovation within the medical technology industry and improve patient care.

October 9, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep Angie Craig announced the introduction of new legislation aimed to ensure that an eventual COVID-19 vaccine is equitably allocated and distributed. The COVID-19 Vaccine Fairness Act would direct the Administration to develop a plan to provide states with the resources and direction needed to effectively administer the vaccine. A thorough and transparent strategy is needed to make sure no American is left behind. Rep.

October 1, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth (KY-03) and Reps. Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), and Susan Wild (PA-07) issued statements following the release of a report they requested earlier this year from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

September 19, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep Angie Craig hosted a blood drive with the American Red Cross at her Burnsville, Minnesota, office. During the blood drive, Rep. Craig and her wife Cheryl donated blood to do their part and to help bring awareness to the constant and ongoing need for blood donations. Rep. Craig applauds the efforts the American Red Cross has taken to ensure that donating blood remains a safe process for healthy individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 18, 2020 Press Release

This week, U.S. Rep Angie Craig joined House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), along with Co-Chair and Vice Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM), Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS) and Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) to discuss health and economic disparities in Indian Country amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the dire need for federal aid. The Members were joined by Governor of the Pueblo of Santa Clara Tribal Government J.

August 14, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, Jr. asking them to urgently set aside political games and prioritize delivering mail, including prescription drugs to America’s veterans. 

August 12, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, Sen. Tina Smith were joined by health expert Andy Slavitt during a briefing to discuss their bipartisan bill to create a national coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and contact-tracing strategy in partnership with states.