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  • President Trump Signs NDAA, Collins TRICARE Language into Law

    "I worked to have this language included as part of the NDAA to help America's service members and their families get the medicines they need."
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  • Collins Writes to Shulkin on Behalf of Veterans Seeking Care Through Choice Program

    On behalf of military veterans, Collins sent a letter about access to the Veterans Choice Program to VA Secretary David Shulkin.
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  • Collins Votes to Extend CHIP and Protect DSH Resources

    Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) joined the House of Representatives in voting today to extend the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through 2022 and protect funding for rural hospitals.
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  • Collins Helps House Pass Bill to Protect Medicare Access

    Rep. Doug Collins helped the House of Representatives pass H.R. 849, the Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2017, legislation that would repeal an Obamacare provision that threatens seniors' access to care.
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  • Collins Statement on Final Senate Health Care Vote

    "Some of my colleagues across the aisle believe that the Senate's vote against repealing Obamacare was heroic. I believe it was a failure of process, a process that could have included both houses and both parties in a conference committee. People chose not to move forward on solutions for a health care system in crisis, yet the reason we come to these chambers is to move forward. Obamacare has brought Americans in northeast Georgia and across the country nominal positives and crushing negatives. Allowing Obamacare to remain intact today is no victory for them and only darkens the shadow that has hung over America's health care landscape for seven years."
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  • Collins Statement on VA Accountability Act

    America owes its freedom to the men and women who fight to protect it. These selfless veterans deserve outstanding service from the VA, and, sadly, too many egregious exceptions to this standard have come to light. The VA Accountability Act helps ensure that veterans receive high-quality, efficient health care and access to services by holding VA employees accountable for their actions.
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  • Collins Fights to Expand Veterans' Access to Health Care

    "I introduced the Expanding Veterans' Access to Choice Act to clarify Choice eligibility so that the VA cannot wrongly block our heroes from receiving the health care that they deserve. American has promised to deliver quality health care to all veterans, and I want to help us keep that promise in Georgia and across the country," said Collins.
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  • Collins Votes to Repeal Obamacare, Sending Health Bill to Senate

    The House today passed H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act(AHCA). The bill repeals the individual and employer mandates of 2010's Affordable Care Act as well as $1 trillion in Obamacare taxes. Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement in response to the bill's passage: "I have seen the grief that Obamacare has brought to northeast Georgians and have worked for my entire tenure in Congress to repeal this destructive law. Republicans promised to repeal Obamacare, and the House voted to keep that promise today. I agree with the President's call this week for us to repeal Obamacare now, and I look forward to the Senate's getting to work on this crucial bill."
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  • Collins Statement on the American Health Care Act

    I am proud to have stood with President Trump to repeal and replace the law that has hurt American families and replaced their freedom with federal mandates. Yet I find myself frustrated and grieved that so many Republicans refused to act according to their professed principles.
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  • Collins Statement on American Health Care Act

    With the American Health Care Act, our unified government has begun the process of doing what we promised to do–repealing and replacing the disaster that is Obamacare. We've listened to the millions of Americans hurt by the misnamed Affordable Care Act and those whose hopes were dashed by its broken promises.
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  • Collins Introduces Legislation to Increase Drug Pricing Transparency

    Today Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) introduced H.R. 1316, the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act, to protect taxpayers and the community pharmacists who serve them by requiring greater transparency from pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).
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  • Remembering the Forgotten: Collins Statement on President's Joint Session Address

    This evening, President Trump highlighted America's forgotten men and women, the people who have felt strangely exempted from the promises of the American dream. Too many of our countrymen have watched their industries, schools, and communities wither under policies engineered by an administration that chronically underestimated our people.
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  • Obamacare Victim Accompanies Collins to Joint Session

    Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) will attend President Donald Trump's speech to the joint session of Congress with a guest from Toccoa, Georgia. Members of Congress each receive one guest ticket to the president's annual speech. Congressman Collins has invited his constituent Brittany Ivey to the joint session. The working mother and her husband have struggled under the consequences of the Affordable Care Act. Ivey was working part-time at a small business that provided her family with health insurance until the effects of Obamacare on the insurance market raised her premiums sharply. This drove the Ivey family into the individual market, where a mid-level plan took 65% of her monthly gross income–even after a small federal subsidy.
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  • Collins Statement on Confirmation of Price as HHS Secretary

    "In Dr. Tom Price, we have an effective voice for patients and physicians helping to lead health care reform efforts. Dr. Price has been a personal friend and thoughtful colleague in the House, and his experience as a doctor and legislator makes him uniquely qualified to guide HHS. I look forward to working with him to bring affordable, substantive health care to every corner of America."
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  • Collins Advocates for Improved Neonatal VA Benefits

    Today Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) introduced H.R. 907, the Newborn Care Improvement Act, which would lengthen the amount of time newborns of female veterans can receive medical care through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
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  • A Dad's Thoughts on Abortion as a Human Rights Issue

    If anything qualifies as a fundamental human right, it is the right to life. Each discussion about the right to vote, speak freely, be compensated fairly, or receive equal protection under the law is predicated on a person's unquestionable right to exist. Our Constitution implies that the former are corollaries of the latter: No person has access to liberty or the pursuit of happiness unless we first understand that he or she has the right to life. My daughter, Jordan, illustrates this reality for me every morning that she rolls her wheelchair into breakfast.
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  • Collins Co-sponsors Pro-life Bill to Block Federal Funding of Abortion

    "The No Tax Payer Funding for Abortion Act is a bipartisan bill that ensures taxpayers aren't footing the bill for procedures that they find immoral and that kill innocent unborn children and wound their mothers," said Congressman Doug Collins. "The Hyde Amendment has saved nearly 100,000 Georgians from infanticide, while Obamacare funnels tax dollars to insurance plans that cover abortions with impunity. This bill shores up important pro-life protections and ensures that Obamacare follows the standards set in the Hyde Amendment while we work to rescue our health care system."
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  • Collins Statement on Ban on Federal Funding of Abortions Abroad

    "Republican men and women have consistently labored to protect the lives of unborn individuals in the United States and have opposed the use of federal dollars to support the abortion agenda overseas," said Congressman Collins. "Our people and our president value life, and today's executive order continues our commitment to this human rights issue domestically and abroad. U.S. government funds should not be used to promote an agenda that millions of Americans find morally unthinkable, and President Trump has taken a step to that end."
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  • Where Mental Health, Criminal Justice Reform Meet

    This op ed by Congressman Collins' appeared in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on December 5, 2016. Each year, more than two million mentally ill individuals become residents of our jails, effectively charging correctional officers and court systems with managing mental illness on an epic scale. What I've seen in my more than ten years as a legislator is that epic challenges bend only to practical solutions.
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  • GOP Lawmaker: Our Party Must Take Back the "Narrative of Hope and Inclusion"

    This op ed by Congressman Collins' appeared in the Washington Post on November 30, 2016. "In the months leading to Nov. 8, Americans were searching for a path out of the economic malaise dubbed the Great Recession. More importantly, and perhaps more subtly, they were searching for a compelling, unified picture of what our country stands for and where it's headed."
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  • House Passes 21st Century Cures Act, Includes Collins Mental Health Reform Bill

    21st Century Cures models its mental health reform on Congressman Tim Murphy's Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act and includes language from Congressman Doug Collins' Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act. The Senate passed companion legislation for the Mental Health Act last year.
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  • Collins Challenges Insurer on Behalf of Patients, Pharmacies

    Congressman Doug Collins joins Congressmen Peter Welch and Buddy Carter in calling the potentially deceptive practices of Symphonix Health Insurance to the attention of Medicare and Medicaid. The company has introduced policies that appear to mislead patients and unfairly siphon business from independent and community pharmacies.
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  • Collins Advocates to VA for Improved Veteran Care

    Congressman Doug Collins, an Air Force Reserve Chaplain and Representative of Georgia's Ninth District, has written a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding veterans' access to quality health care through the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act.
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  • Collins Visits Independent Pharmacy in Lakewood, Ohio

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Collins visited Discount Drug Mart, a community pharmacy in Lakewood, Ohio. Discount Drug Mart opened in 1969 and operates 73 stores in over 20 counties throughout Ohio, and fills over 5.3 million prescriptions per year. Congressman Collins, a longtime champion for independent and community pharmacies, released the following statement after the visit:
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  • Collins Votes to Protect Freedom of Conscience, Religious Beliefs

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed S. 304, the Conscience Protection Act, which provides legal recourse to those who refuse to participate in or condone abortions. Additionally, the bill permanently codifies a prohibition on federal, state, or local governments discriminating against or penalizing health care providers that refuse to provide abortion coverage. Congressman Collins, who has maintained a consistently strong pro-life voting during his time in the Georgia state legislature and throughout his time in Congress, released the following statement:
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  • House Passes Opioid Crisis Response Package

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives voted to approve the Conference Report for S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016. In May, the House and Senate passed their own versions of the legislation, and a Conference Committee was appointed to reconcile the bills. Congressman Collins, a member of the Conference Committee, issued the following statement on the House's passage of the Conference Report:
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  • Collins: Veterans Treatment Courts Help Combat Opioid Epidemic

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the Opioid Conference Committee convened to discuss the conference report on S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. Congressman Collins, who was appointed along with 34 other Members of Congress to the Conference Committee in May, spoke during today's meeting on the importance of including veterans treatment courts in the plan to stem the tide of opioid abuse in America, particularly as it affects returning service members. The text of the report as passed by the committee, as well as amendments, can be found here.
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  • Reps. Collins and Carter to CMS: Protect Community Pharmacies

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Doug Collins and Buddy Carter sent a letter to Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt asking for a review of Humana's proposed amendments to its Pharmacy Provider Agreement for the 2017 Part D plan year. The amendments will force independent community pharmacies to accept predatory pricing provisions that could severely impact their ability to do business. Congressmen Collins and Carter, who have been strong advocates for community pharmacies, issued the following statements after sending the letter:
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  • Collins to Serve on Opioid Legislation Conference Committee

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Doug Collins was selected to serve on the Conference Committee to work with the Senate to produce final legislation on fighting the nation's opioid epidemic. Last week, the House passed a series of bills to prevent, fight, and treat opioid addiction. The Senate has also passed legislation to combat opioid abuse, and the conferees will be tasked with resolving differences between the two chambers' legislation to produce a final bill. Congressman Collins issued the following statement on being appointed to the Conference Committee:
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  • Congressman Collins: Court Ruling an Opportunity to Protect Religious Freedom

    Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Supreme Court unanimously decided to send the case of Zubik v. Burwell back to the lower courts in order to reach a compromise between parties on the overreaching Obamacare contraceptive mandate. Congressman Collins issued the following statement on the ruling:
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  • Congressman Collins Rolls Out Resource Guide for Families Impacted by Heroin and Opioid Epidemic in Northeast Georgia

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Collins shared a comprehensive addiction resources toolkit to help families in the Ninth District of Georgia and across the state to address the issues associated with opioid addiction. The guide is now available through the Congressman's district office in Gainesville, and on the Congressman's website.
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  • Federal Judge: Obamacare Payments Unconstitutional

    Washington, D.C. – Today, a federal judge ruled in favor of House Republicans' lawsuit to dismantle a key part of Obamacare. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer of the District of Columbia ruled that the Obama administration using federal money to pay insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Congressman Collins issued the following statement on the ruling:
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  • In Case You Missed It: Congressman Collins Speaks on the Opioid Epidemic

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Collins spoke on the House floor on the rule for consideration of H.R. 5046, the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016, and H.R. 4641, to establish a Pain Management Best Practices Interagency Task Force. In his remarks, Congressman Collins talks about the impact the opioid epidemic has had on Georgia.
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  • Collins and Loebsack call for Transparency in Prescription Drug Pricing

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Doug Collins and Congressman Dave Loebsack, along with 14 other Members of Congress, sent a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Armed Services Committees to renew the call for transparency in the pricing of generic prescription drugs dispensed under Medicare Part D, FEHBP and DoD TRICARE.
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  • House Passes Collins Bill to Extend Maternity Care for Female Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 423, the Newborn Care Improvement Act, which was authored by Congressman Collins. This legislation, which was part of a larger package of bills called the Veterans Employment, Education, and Healthcare Improvement Act, will extend the amount of time newborn children of female veterans will be covered by VA benefits, from 7 days to 42 days. Because of factors like PTSD and combat injuries, many female veterans face high-risk pregnancies, and this increase in VA maternity benefits will provide for extra time in the hospital, should their baby need it.
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  • Congressman Collins on the Importance of Community Pharmacies

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Doug Collins submitted a statement for the record for the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's hearing on "Developments in the Prescription Drug Market". The hearing focused on the role of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in negotiating drug prices, and address concerns about the lack of transparency in pricing contracts. Congressman Collins is the sponsor of H.R. 244, the MAC Transparency Act, which would require PBMs to update their pricing every seven days. This would increase accountability and clarity in drug pricing, and would be a step toward a more level playing field for community pharmacies who are up against large corporate PBMs.
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  • Congressman Collins State of the Union Response: "Hope and change are merely words"

    Washington, D.C. – Tonight, Congressman Doug Collins released a response to President Obama's State of the Union address.
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  • Congressman Collins Votes to Send Obamacare Repeal to President

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Senate amendment to H.R. 3762, Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, which sends a repeal of the Affordable Care Act to the White House, and defund Planned Parenthood for one year. Congressman Collins issued the following statement after the vote:
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  • IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Collins Highlights Anticompetitive Behavior of Pharmacy Benefit Managers

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in a House Judiciary Committee hearing examining "The State of Competition in the Pharmacy Benefits Manager and Pharmacy Marketplaces", Congressman Doug Collins questioned witnesses about anticompetitive behavior by Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and the resulting devastating impact on independent and community pharmacies, and the families they serve.
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  • In Case You Missed It: Congressman Collins Speaks About the Importance of Community Pharmacies

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Congressman Doug Collins led a Special Order hour on the House floor to speak about the vital role community pharmacies and pharmacists play in health care and this country's economy. In rural Northeast Georgia, people often see their pharmacist for important healthcare advice and support, sometimes more often than they see their doctor. Most community pharmacies are small businesses, locally owned and operated.
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  • House Judiciary Committee Member Doug Collins on Today's Planned Parenthood Hearing

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing to investigate the horrific practices at the nation's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. Witnesses included two women who, as infants, survived attempted abortion, as well as general counsel for the organization National Right to Life.
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  • Collins: "Defund Planned Parenthood Now"

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Doug Collins issued the following statement in response to the surfacing of a second video showing a doctor affiliated with Planned Parenthood negotiating the sale of the bodies of aborted babies.
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  • Congressman Collins Testifies on Newborn Care Improvement Act

    Today, Congressman Doug Collins testified before the House Committee on Veteran's Affairs Subcommittee on Health on his original piece of legislation, H.R. 423, the Newborn Care Improvement Act. The bill will double the length of time that the Veterans Administration can provide care to newborns of female veterans. Congressman Collins issued the following statement after his testimony:
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  • CONGRESSMAN DOUG COLLINS STATEMENT ON KING V. BURWELL DECISION

    It is disappointing that this poorly crafted and poorly executed law will stand, all because the Supreme Court has decided they are better qualified than Congress to make laws. Clearly the Supreme Court's decision is flawed, and continues to further the President's liberal agenda.
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  • REP. COLLINS' PRESCRIPTION DRUG BILL HELPS INDEPENDENT AND COMMUNITY PHARMACIES

    "Local pharmacies in rural Northeast Georgia are the first place we turn when our loved ones fall ill. They are the backbone of our healthcare system, beloved in our communities, especially among seniors," said Rep. Collins. "But they are under attack. My bill stops Medicare and other federal programs from favoring large competitors with more resources to untangle confusing federal programs."
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  • Collins Statement on Dismal Obamacare Enrollment Numbers

    Northeast Georgia's Congressman: Americans Dealing with "Our Sixth Week of Glitches, Fourth Year of Lies"
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  • Collins Presides Over House Republican Actions to Restart Federal Government

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