Health Care

Cathy succeeded in getting a ten-year extension for children’s health care funding, won expanded support for the Spokane Teaching Health Center and community clinics to help put more doctors in rural communities.

Teaching Health Centers and Graduate Medical Education Extension Act (H.R. 3394) included in H.R. 1892. Bringing more primary care doctors, OBGYNs, and psychiatrists to Eastern Washington is one of Cathy’s top priorities. This legislation extends the THCGME program and doubles funding for residency programs in Eastern Washington and around the country to help meet our doctor shortage, especially in rural and underserved communities.

Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act (H.R. 2465) included in H.R. 1892. This legislation permanently fixes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) policy that limited access to speech-generating devices for people with ALS and other degenerative diseases.