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Iowa Congressman David Young led a group of 27 members of the House of Representatives in introducing a resolution (H.Res. 1066) stating Congress must support protections for those with pre-existing conditions.
Our Republic was designed to make sure the people had a voice in government and could determine the outcomes of policy and laws made by Congress. I work every day to make sure I take the voices and will of the people in the Third District to the halls of Congress as I advocate on their behalf.
Our veterans deserve the best. When servicemembers return home, we owe them a deep debt of gratitude and so much more. In Congress, I'm working to make sure we are paying back that debt whenever possible.
I hear from many veterans who have been exposed to toxic burn pits. Many servicemembers who were part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom were exposed to burn pits during their time in service to our nation. When they returned home, they were left to battle a wide range of negative conditions, some of those have been fatal.
Representatives David Young and Collin Peterson (MN-07) have introduced the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act, to address coverage denials for patients with congenital anomalies and birth defects. This bipartisan legislation will help these individuals afford costly reconstructive treatments for a range of conditions including cleft lip or palate, skeletal deformities, and dental defects.
The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) released its final cervical cancer screening recommendations which included co-testing - a combination of a Pap test and a HPV test for women aged 30-65 - as the recommended screening method after members of Congress, led by Congressman David Young, urged co-testing to be included.
Iowa Congressman David Young and Congressmen Gus Bilarkis (FL-12), Raul Ruiz (CA-36), and Peter Welch (VT-AL) introduced the Protection for Veterans Burn Pit Exposure Act of 2018 (H.R. 6582) to deliver care to veterans suffering from their exposure to burn pits.
2018 is quickly passing by and it’s important to reflect on our accomplishments as a community and country, and continue to strive towards improvements for Iowa.
The first half of 2018 has been busy and productive. I’ve been working hard on behalf of my bosses - the folks of Iowa’s Third District. I wanted to take a moment to report to you on just some of my work so far this year.
Iowa Congressman has asked Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to include strong protections for those with pre-existing conditions as the agency crafts the final rule for Short Term Limited Duration Insurance (STLDI) Plans.
"I ask you to include strong protections for individuals with serious illnesses who need access to comprehensive, affordable health insurance coverage to afford their care," Congressman Young wrote in a letter to Secretary Azar.
Iowans know our seniors provide a strong foundation in our communities. Whether parents or grandparents, friends or neighbors, our seniors across the country impart life lessons and wisdom. They continue to contribute lifetimes of experience - as teachers, doctors and nurses, servicemen and women, business owners, mentors - and more to make our nation great.
As our loved ones age, it’s our responsibility to make sure they are able to live well and as independently as possible by ensuring they have access to the information and resources they need.
The number is in: 174. That's the number of people who die every day as a result of drug addiction in America, according to the Center for Disease Control.
Chances are you or someone you know has been affected by the opioid epidemic ravaging our country. It affects everyone regardless of gender, race, age, economic status, or where you live. Urban. Suburban. Rural. The addiction does not discriminate. It is ripping apart communities and families across the Third District.