“As your Member of Congress, I remain committed to protecting the significant strides we have made and ensuring all Americans can receive the quality and affordable healthcare they deserve.”
-Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, December 12, the House of Representatives passed the Farm Bill in a bipartisan vote, including legislation sponsored by Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL) to address deteriorating wastewater infrastructure in rural communities. Known as the Rural Septic Tank Access Act (H.R. 5837), the legislation provides grants for the construction and repair of decentralized wastewater systems in underserved areas. Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) introduced a companion bill in the Senate.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the House passed bipartisan government funding legislation to delay another government shutdown until December 7, combining a short term discretionary stopgap bill with full discretionary spending for the departments of Defense, Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services. The funding package includes provisions which would provide loan flexibility for struggling Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and address regional disparities in Medicare reimbursement policies. Congresswoman Terri A.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) joined Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) to introduce H.R. 5506, the Physician Assistant Direct Payment Act. This bill is designed to allow physician assistants (PAs) to receive direct payments from Medicare for the services they provide. Currently, PAs are the only Medicare-eligible health professionals not paid directly.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell led four appropriations letters urging FY19 investments in sickle cell disease research and screening, poison control centers, equitable Medicare payments for rural hospitals, and programs that reduce racial, economic, ethnic, and geographic health disparities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar appeared before the House Ways and Means Committee to testify about the White House budget request for HHS. The President’s budget cuts Medicare by $500 billion, Medicaid by $1.3 trillion, and renews the failed Republican attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, raising health costs and taking health coverage away from millions of Americans. Congresswoman Terri A.
On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, Rep. Sewell delivered her State of the District Address for Alabama's 7th District. A transcript of Rep. Sewell's speech is available below and video is available here.
Thank you all for joining me today.
To my constituents, to Alabama’s state and local elected officials, and to my district’s many community leaders, I am honored to be before you today to report on the state of Alabama’s 7th Congressional District.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, November 3, the House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), offsetting the reauthorization with cuts to Medicare, the Prevention and Public Health Fund, and other health programs. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) voted against the bill when it passed by a 242 to 174 vote.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the national health care open enrollment period begins, enabling people who buy health insurance through the individual marketplace to shop for coverage for 2018. The federal open enrollment period runs from November 1st through December 15th. During this time, constituents have the opportunity to enroll in or change their health care plan. Alabama residents can visit EnrollALA.com for more information or call (844) 248-7698 for free assistance.
On Wednesday, November 1, the national health care open enrollment period begins, enabling people who buy health insurance through the individual marketplace to shop for coverage for 2018. The attached PDF provides a list of navigators for towns across the state of Alabama. If you have trouble signing up for health care, take a moment to call your local navigator for free guidance.
On Thursday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) and Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-LA) led a bipartisan group of 174 Members of Congress in a letter urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) not to finalize cuts to Medicare payments for home health providers until stakeholders can fully analyze the impact of the proposed changes. The proposed CMS cuts would result in an estimated loss of $950 million for home health providers that care for more than 3.5 million Medicare beneficiaries across the country.