Den­ham Earns Recog­ni­tion For Health­care In­no­va­tion

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U.S. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Jeff Den­ham (R-Tur­lock) was rec­og­nized as a ‘Cham­pion in Health­care In­no­va­tion’ by the Health­care Lead­er­ship Coun­cil on Thurs­day at its an­nual in­no­va­tion expo. The award is pre­sented to law­mak­ers in recog­ni­tion of their on­go­ing sup­port of pa­tient-cen­tered med­i­cal progress.

“It is an honor to be rec­og­nized as a ‘ Cham­pion in Health­care In­no­va­tion’ and a priv­i­lege to be the voice that fights for those who are dev­as­tated by dis­ease,” said Rep. Den­ham. “We must con­tinue to sup­port and ad­vance the ef­forts of med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als in their fight to as­sure Amer­i­cans the best qual­ity of life.”

Rep. Den­ham in­tro­duced a health­care trans­parency bill, the Se­nior’s Right to Know Act, which would es­tab­lish guide­lines re­quir- ing Medi­care Ad­van­tage providers to no­tify pro­gram en­rollees in a timely man­ner when they change any por­tion of their health care plans in or­der to com­ply with the Af­ford­able Care Act. Rep. Den­ham ad­di­tion­ally co-sponsored and voted in fa­vor of H.R. 6, the 21st Cen­tury Cures Act, a land­mark bi­par­ti­san bill that would ac­cel­er­ate the cures process for rare dis­eases. He has voted re­peat­edly to pro­tect Medi­care for se­niors and was hon­ored by the Al­liance for Pa­tient Ac­cess for his com­mit­ment to pro­tect the thou­sands of pa­tients who rely upon the physi­cian- ad­min­is­tered medicines un­der Medi­care Part B.

The Health­care Lead­er­ship Coun­cil is a coali­tion of lead­ers from all dis­ci­plines within the field of medicine, with the goal of de­vel­op­ing poli­cies and plans to en­sure that Amer­i­cans have ac­cess to med­i­cal care that is both high­qual­ity and af­ford­able.

Mean­while, Den­ham has an­nounced Mo­bile Dis­trict Of­fice Hours for the month of May, with a stop com­ing up this week in River­bank. The Mo­bile Dis­trict Of­fice (MDO) is sched­uled to be in River­bank on Thurs­day, May 19 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at River­bank City Hall, 6707 Third St., River­bank. This mo­bile stop is be­ing hosted in con­junc­tion with Sen­a­tor Cath­leen Gal­giani and Assem­bly­woman Kristin Olsen’s of­fices.

The ‘MDO’s’ are an op­por­tu­nity for 10th dis­trict res­i­dents to meet with the con­gress­man and staff to hear more about his work in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. and the Cen­tral Val­ley, have their ques­tions an­swered or get help with spe­cific case­work.

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