Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

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More on Health Care

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”).

Nov 19, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) voted today in favor of H.R. 3961, the Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act, which will repeal a 21 percent fee reduction scheduled for January 2010 and replace it with a stable system to guarantee that Medicare beneficiaries continue to enjoy the same access to care that they have today.

Nov 7, 2009 Press Release

“After months of studying the various proposals, listening to feedback from my constituents on both sides of the issue in town hall meetings, informal discussions, letters, e-mails and faxes, and after prayerful reflection, I concluded that I must support the health care reform legislation,” Bishop said. “I believe it would improve the lives of my constituents by ensuring that they have access to quality, affordable health care. H.R. 3962, while not perfect, makes substantial progress in this regard.”

Aug 7, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced today that he will hold a series of town hall meetings to discuss the very important issue of health care reform.

Mar 3, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA02) today announced the release of $1.3 million that will support Southwest Georgia Health Care in Richland, Ga. These funds, authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will help citizens with little or no health insurance obtain access to primary and preventive health care services while also creating health care jobs in Georgia’s Second Congressional District.

Jan 20, 2009 Op Ed

Just a few short years ago, who would have thought our next president’s name would be Barack Obama?  Who would have thought that an African American man born in Hawaii with a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya would become the leader of the free world?  President-elect Obama’s story is one that defies all odds.   It is a story of overcoming adversity and persevering against doubt.  It truly is a story of hope.

Nov 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Although he says the House-passed Medicare reform bill agreement contains a number of positive provisions, U.S. Representative Bishop voted “no” after concluding the overall legislation is too “deeply flawed” and Congress could and should draft and enact a better version before the end of the 2003 session.

The U.S. House passed the bill 220-215 early Saturday morning (9/22) and sent it to the Senate.

Representative Bishop issued the following statement that appears in the Congressional Record:

Jul 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a rural development grant of $99,641 to Stewart-Webster Rural Health, Inc. for the purchase of dental equipment for the new Quitman County Learning Center/Dental Clinic, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop has announced.

Built with the help of a Community Development Block Grant, this will be the first dental clinic established in Quitman County, the Second District Congressman explained. The facility will have three fulltime and two part-time employees during the first year of operation.

Mar 1, 2003 Press Release

While supporting an alternative proposal which he says would better protect health care providers and patients alike, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop Thursday (3/13) voted against a bill to impose a "restrictive" $250,000 cap on medical malpractice cases because "it supercedes the laws of all 50 states and will not solve the problem of high insurance costs."

The measure, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives 229-196, now goes to the Senate.