Seniors

Seniors deserve our respect and support - they have spent their lives working hard and contributing to our communities. Social Security is a benefit program that our seniors have paid into and earned after a lifetime of hard work. That’s why I believe that Social Security is a promise that we need to keep. I’ll work tirelessly to make sure Medicare and Social Security remain fully funded, and I’ll fight against any attempts to privatize or defund them. Additionally, we’ve got to expand Medicare’s negotiation power to lower the cost of prescription drugs for our seniors

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September 1, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Angie Craig hosted a roundtable with senior housing experts and advocates across Minnesota’s Second Congressional District focused on the support needed for adequate, affordable senior housing. 

July 17, 2020 Press Release

Yesterday, Rep. Angie Craig (MN-02) and Rep. Pete Stauber (MN-08) introduced the Stop Coronavirus Scams Act in a bipartisan effort to crack down on the rising number of scams occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Stop Coronavirus Scams Act would double the maximum forfeiture penalty, criminal fine, and term of imprisonment for anyone who attempts to wrongfully obtain anything of value from individuals by using false COVID-19 related information.

January 28, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Reps. Angie Craig (MN-02), Pete Stauber (MN-08), Dean Phillips (MN-03) and Michael Guest (MS-03) introduced bipartisan legislation to require an examination of the health and economic impacts of skyrocketing insulin prices. The bipartisan bill would require the government to study and report the scope of the problems created across healthcare by the rise in insulin costs, which are up more than 600% in recent years and have increasingly led to patient rationing of the drug.

December 12, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Angie Craig reiterated her commitment to lower the cost of health care and expand access for Minnesota families after the Medicare-X Choice Act of 2019 received a key hearing in the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health this week.

December 12, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig voted to pass the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which would save Minnesota families tens of thousands of dollars in prescription drug costs.

October 18, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig announced her cosponsorship of the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which would take immediate action to lower prescription drug prices for Minnesotans.

July 3, 2019 Press Release

Today marks six months since U.S. Rep. Angie Craig was sworn into the 116th Congress. Since her first day in office, Rep. Craig has listened to the concerns of the district and worked across the aisle in an effort to create stronger communities and economies for every Minnesotan.

In her first six months, Rep. Craig has:

June 27, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig announced her support for the Medicare-X Choice Act of 2019, a bill that would allow Medicare to negotiate drug pricing as well as establish a public option health plan with comprehensive health benefits that would compete with large insurance companies.

June 4, 2019 Press Release

After hearing from cancer patients, survivors, families and healthcare providers during her Healthcare Listening Tour, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig reaffirmed her commitment to ensuring Minnesotans living with cancer get the treatment they need.

That’s why she is announcing today that she is cosponsoring H.R.1730, the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act, a bipartisan bill that would ensure cancer patients receive equal coverage for treatment across insurance plans.

April 26, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Angie Craig understands that right now there are insufficient mental health resources in our rural communities.

That’s why she held a roundtable in Wabasha, MN yesterday with community health advocates and providers as part of her district-wide healthcare listening tour, and why she has cosponsored several bills to make sure Minnesotans have access to the full range of mental health services they need.