Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Health Care

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More on Health Care

Jun 28, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States announced their 5 to 4 vote to uphold the Health Care law.

Feb 17, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) joined a bipartisan majority of colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in supporting H.R. 3630, the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act, legislation that seeks to extend the 2 percent payroll tax cut through the end of the year, as well as provide jobless benefits for the unemployed and preserve the reimbursement rate for doctors who serve Medicare patients. The legislation passed in the House on a 293-132 vote.  

Jan 13, 2012 Press Release

Washington, DC – Earlier this week, the Department of Labor announced the availability of $20.6 million in grant funds for the Reintegration of Ex-Offenders (RExO) Adult program.  The purpose of these grants is to provide an employment-centered approach to reintegration. 

Dec 9, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2) today voted to prevent scheduled cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates for doctors and to maintain the current Medicare rates doctors are paid through 2011. Absent this action by Congress, the rates were scheduled to be cut by 25% on January 1.

Oct 28, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2) today presented a check for $6.2 million to Valley Healthcare Systems, Inc. (VHSI). The funds were awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Mar 23, 2010 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today praised the immediate benefits of health care reform following the bill’s White House signing ceremony. Bishop attended this morning’s ceremony.

“There are misconceptions that the benefits of the legislation do not go into effect until 2014, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill for the next four years,” Bishop said. “That claim is simply false. With the legislation’s enactment today, Georgians of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds will benefit immediately.”

Mar 22, 2010 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today sent a response to Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue following the Governor’s March 18, 2010, letter expressing his concern about the health care reform legislation. To see Congressman Bishop’s letter, please click here.

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Mar 21, 2010 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the health care reform legislation:

Mar 19, 2010 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today announced his support for the final health care reform legislation that will come before the House for a vote on Sunday, March 21.

“I have decided to support the health reform legislation because it represents an historic opportunity to make health care more accessible and affordable now and into the future,” Bishop said. “I base this decision not on what is popular, but on what I believe is in the best interest for Georgia’s Second Congressional District both in the short and long-term.

Dec 9, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,208,700 in grant funding for Southwest Georgia Health Care, Inc. (Richland, Ga.) to support construction and renovation projects, create new job opportunities in construction and health care and provide care for additional patients in an underserved rural community of Southwest Georgia. The grant is provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“Stimulus bill”).

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