Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Health Care

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More on Health Care

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”).

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.

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