Healthcare

ADVISORY: TOMORROW: Rep. Katie Porter, Protect Our Care Rally to Improve Health Care

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IRVINE—On Thursday, September 2, 2021, Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) will headline the final stop of Protect Our Care’s nationwide bus tour to rally for better health care and lower costs. Alongside health care advocates and Orange County families, Porter will speak about the urgent need to reduce drug prices by passing H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, as well as her F...

Rep. Porter Report Details Corruption, Conflicts of Interest in Dialysis Industry

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today released a report detailing how cozy relationships between a patient advocacy group and leading dialysis providers are putting patients at risk. The report, “Dying on Dialysis: Inside an Industry Putting Profits Over Patients,” describes how the American Kidney Fund receives a large majority of its funding from leading dialysis providers DaVita and Freseniu...

Rep. Porter Spearheads Legislation to Help Patients Hold Insurers Accountable

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) introduced legislation to help patients hold insurers accountable for wrongfully denying coverage for health care services. The Justice for Patients Act, co-led by Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-9), and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), would protect patients’ access to the judicial system, including their ability to join cla...

Rolling Stone: Katie Porter Delivers Another Knockout Punch

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There are few things in Washington more dangerous than Katie Porter with a white board. The latest corporate executive unfortunate enough to be on the receiving side of the California representative’s piercing questioning was Richard A. Gonzalez, CEO of the pharmaceutical giant AbbVie, whom Porter took to task Tuesday during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on price gouging by Big Ph...

Business Insider: Democrat Katie Porter accuses pharma CEO of inflating drug prices and 'lying' to patients and policymakers — all with the help of her whiteboard

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Rep. Katie Porter, a California Democrat, accused AbbVie CEO Richard Gonzalez of lying to Americans and policymakers about why the pharmaceutical giant has dramatically increased the prices of some of its most popular drugs during a Tuesday House Oversight Committee hearing. Using a whiteboard and paper cut-outs to illustrate her points, Porter argued that the pharma company falsely claimed that i...

Patch: Bill Would Help California's Senior Citizens Age In Place At Home

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Congresswoman Katie Porter of the 45th District in Orange County reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would make it easier for older Americans to age in place, her office reported Thursday. The Homecare for Seniors Act, which was introduced with Congressman Don Bacon (NE-2), changes the law to allow older adults to use funds from their health savings accounts (HSAs) for homecare. Porter discus...

Rep. Porter Spearheads Legislation to Crack Down on Big Pharma Price Hikes

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today reintroduced legislation to prevent drug manufacturers from profiting off unreasonable price hikes. The Freedom From Price Gouging Act, co-led by Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06), and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03),would recover taxpayer dollars from pharmaceutical companies that hike pharmaceutical prices to incre...

Reps. Porter, DeLauro Reintroduce Legislation to Protect Patients from Paying More for Drugs

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) reintroduced legislation to better protect patients from exorbitant pharmaceutical prices. The Lowest Price for Patients Act, co-led by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), would require pharmacies to inform patients if it’s cheaper to purchase a drug at the pharmacy’s cash price instead of with their insurance. “While Big Pharma is hiking drug prices left and rig...

Fighting Corruption in Healthcare

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Dear Friend, As your Representative, I promised I would fight to drive down healthcare costs and improve the quality of care for Orange County families. That’s why I’ve been working for two years to stop corrupt practices in the healthcare industry, especially among organ procurement organizations and dialysis providers. This month is National Donate Life Month, a time to commemorate organ donors ...

Reps. Porter, Herrera Beutler Reintroduce Legislation to Protect New Parents from Surprise Medical Bills

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to protect new parents from surprise medical bills. The No Surprise Bills for New Moms Act, co-led by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3), would simplify the process for enrolling newborns in health coverage. “Growing your family should be a time of joy; instead, our healthcare system often springs surprise medical...