ALBANY, NY — Congressman Paul D. Tonko today cheered the announcement by the Biden Administration of the first 10 drugs covered under Medicare that have been selected for negotiation. Blocked by Big Pharma for decades and at last made possible thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act that Tonko supported, this historic drug price negotiation will benefit millions of Americans and save… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC — Representatives Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) and Darin LaHood (R-IL) today cheered the recent proposed decision from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing Medicare coverage determinations for PET beta amyloid imaging to be made by the Medicare Administrative Contractors, thereby sidestepping bureaucratic hurdles and allowing broader coverage and access… Read more »
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Darin LaHood (IL-16), Brian Higgins (NY-26), Tom Cole (OK-04), and Paul Tonko (NY-20) introduced comprehensive legislation to help families across the country dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. H.R. 1637 - the Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer’s Act would help the 95% of individuals with dementia that have one or more other chronic conditions, such as… Read more »
Washington, D.C.- Earlier today, Representatives Gus Bilirakis and Paul Tonko reintroduced the Prevent Interruptions in Physical Therapy Act. This key legislation builds upon a provision which was signed into law as part of the 21st Century Cures Act to give physical therapists in rural, medically underserved, and health professional shortage areas to the ability to use locum… Read more »
Union Township, OH - Today, Reps. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) and Terri Sewell (D-AL), together with Reps. Earl "Buddy" Carter (R-GA) and Paul Tonko (D-NY), introduced the bipartisan Protecting Access to Ground Ambulance Medical Services Act of 2023. If enacted, this bill would help ambulance service providers continue delivering quality health care services and lifesaving medical… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) and Chris Smith (R-NJ) introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at prioritizing research on Alzheimer’s disease and supporting scientists in the development of treatments and potential cures. The two bills are H.R. 619, the National Alzheimer’s Project Act Reauthorization Act, which reauthorizes the National Alzheimer's Project Act… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Paul D. Tonko (D-NY), Darin LaHood (R-IL), Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA), and Fred Upton (R-MI) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure calling for improved access to diagnostic tests able to detect Alzheimer’s… Read more »
ALBANY, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced that families in the Capital Region will soon see more affordable prescription drugs for Medicare recipients and lower health insurance premiums made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act. Tonko joined local advocates to speak on the impact these reforms will have on reducing premiums and out-of-pocket costs for residents, particularly for… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, transformational legislation that delivers on Democrats’ promise to fight inflation and cut costs for consumers all while taking the most aggressive action in history to combat the crisis of climate change and drive clean energy advancements.
As Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate… Read more »
AMSTERDAM, NY—Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) introduced the National Plan to End Parkinson's Act, legislation that takes pioneering action to unite the federal government in a mission to cure and prevent Parkinson’s, alleviate financial and health burdens on American families, and reduce government spending over time.
“Receiving a Parkinson’s diagnosis is… Read more »