More on Health Issues
Washington, DC – Representatives Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Mike Thompson (CA-05) will host a town hall meeting on Saturday, February 18th at 10:30 a.m. in Martinez to discuss the importance of protecting the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare, and Medicaid.
Stockton, CA – Congressman Jerry McNerney released the following statement in response to efforts by Republicans in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Antioch, CA – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) applauded the grand opening of the new Antioch Health Center, a facility that will allow Contra Costa Health Services to meet the growing demand for health care services in the East County region. The Congressman also had the chance to tour the new facility that includes nearly double the number of exam rooms as the health center’s previous location on Lone Tree Way.
Washington – Ahead of Super Bowl 50 this weekend, Congressman McNerney (CA-09) took to the U.S. House floor to recognize Dr. Bennet Omalu, a resident of Lodi, CA, who was the first medical professional to identify, diagnose, and name Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease that is found in people who have suffered repetitive brain trauma, including sub-concussive hits that do not show any immediate symptoms. CTE is prevalent in athletes who participate in high contact sports, like football, boxing, and wrestling. Rep.
Washington – In an effort to reduce government waste and address food insecurity, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) recently introduced a bill that would help eradicate wasteful practices among government contractors who provide food services to the federal government. H.R.
Stockton, CA – As the second session of the 114th Congress gets underway, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) today released information highlighting the casework services his district offices delivered last year on behalf of constituents in California’s 9th Congressional District. The Congressman’s offices handled over 1,000 constituent cases in 2015 and helped secure over $1,187,480.80 in money and benefits due to his constituents.
On Friday, Dec. 4, I had the privilege to visit the Palo Alto VA facility and Stanford University to learn about their neuroscience programs, especially how those programs may apply to veterans returning from combat with war injuries that relate to brain functioning and veteran well-being. It was a heck of a visit, and I can tell you, the enthusiasm that everyone showed was highly infectious.