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California residents have been turning to medical virtual visits, also known as telemedicine, more than ever during the coronavirus pandemic. While telemedicine companies have been around for years, the pandemic has led to a dramatic increase in virtual visits as primary care doctors, specialists and hospitals began offering the service …continue reading

Today, in recognition of National Health Center Week Michelle Steel, Chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, visited the Orange County Healthcare Agency’s Clinic in Santa Ana on 17th Street with Health Care Agency Director Dr. Clayton Chau and staff from all HCA departments to commend all the hard …continue reading

Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) cosponsored The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, a legislative package that will provide much needed relief by making healthcare and prescription drugs more affordable. The legislation also expands access to healthcare, strengthens protections for people with pre-existing conditions, reduces racial and ethnic …continue reading

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Access to affordable health care and innovative new treatments has been an ongoing concern for Orange County residents and their families, and the challenges associated with confronting the COVID-19 pandemic brought the gravity of the issue into increased focus. California patients need lawmakers to find sustainable solutions to rising health …continue reading

2019 coronavirus

Most coronaviruses infect animals, but not people. However, seven different coronaviruses, that scientists know of, can infect people and make them sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, …continue reading

Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) released the following statement after H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, passed the House. The Act will reduce prescription drug costs for millions of Americans. Rep. Cisneros has been a staunch advocate for lowering prescription drug costs and reducing healthcare costs …continue reading

Harley Rouda

H.R. 4527, the Expanding Health Care Options for Early Retirees Act, introduced by Representatives Harley Rouda (CA-48), Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), and Senator Sherrod Brown (OH), received endorsements from the following organizations: Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) National Sheriffs …continue reading

The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) issued the following statement today on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) comprehensive prescription drug plan, H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act: “Prescription drugs now account for $450 billion in total healthcare spending, including $84 billion paid by employer health plans. Many …continue reading