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Rick Crawford Representing Arkansas' First District
U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford Representing Arkansas' First District

Health Care

    Summer feeding programs fight hunger

    Summer feeding programs fight hunger Written by: Debby Stanuch Published by: Baxter Bulletin It is true, a trip to the grocery store is getting more and more expensive. According to USDA government statistics, food prices, a major component of the Consumer Price Index, have increased nearly 2 percent in 2019. And they are expected to continue to rise. For families with growing children, rising food prices puts increased pressure on already tight food budgets, especially in the summertime when ch...

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    Arkansas Delegation Responds to Disappointing CMS Rule Change

    Washington, DC–Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced their final drug pricing rule, which fails to address the unreasonable direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees levied by Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) onto pharmacists. The announcement follows a letter sent by the Arkansas delegation to HHS Secretary Azar in support of the proposed rule, which would have essentially eliminated DIR fees. Upon the HHS’s announcement, Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01) rel...

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    Arkansas delegation supports CMS proposed rule change

    Washington, DC – This week, the Arkansas delegation sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Azar, voicing support of the provisions in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) recently released proposed rule, Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses, that would reform the use of pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees, or pharmacy price concessions, in the Medicare Part D program. Pharmacy Benefit Manag...

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    NYIT, Rep. Rick Crawford's Office in Healthcare Fellowship

    NYIT, Rep. Rick Crawford's Office in Healthcare Fellowship Written by: Johnathan Reaves Published by: KASU The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University is in a partnership with the office of Representative Rick Crawford. The fellowship program will assess the usage of federal funds in the Delta region and ensure they are benefitting residents as intended. KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves sat down with the Dean, Dr. Shane Speights. Before Reaves asked him about the fel...

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    NYITCOM at A-State University Announces Healthcare Fellowship Program

    Jonesboro, AR – Shane Speights, D.O., dean, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State (NYITCOM at A-State), is proud to announce the formation of a new fellowship program in coordination with NYITCOM at A-State and the office of Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1). “We are excited to partner with Congressman Crawford’s office on this exciting endeavor,” Speights said. “This fellowship represents another step forward in bringing quality healthcare to those who need it in this region ...

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    ASU’s DO school, Crawford’s office partner to create healthcare policy program

    ASU’s DO school, Crawford’s office partner to create healthcare policy program Written by: George Jared Published by: Talk Business & Politics Shane Speights, D.O., dean, at the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State (NYITCOM at A-State), announced Thursday (Nov. 1) the formation of a new fellowship program in coordination with NYITCOM at A-State and the office of U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro. “We are excited to partner with Congressman Crawford’s office on this exciting ...

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    Medical students participate in health policy

    Medical students participate in health policy Written by: Laura Gunter Published by: KAIT 8 JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Medical students with the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine on Arkansas State University’s campus have a rare opportunity to peek behind the curtain. A new fellowship program providing a hands on, inside look at health policy. In a collaborative effort between the NYITCOM and Representative Rick Crawford’s office, students are going to be a part of the...

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    Rep. Crawford responds to the approval of CVS and Aetna merger

    Washington, DC– The U.S. Department of Justice announcedon October 10ththe approval of the merger between CVS and Aetna with the condition that Aetna sell of its Medicare prescription drug plans. This merger has been under review by the DOJ for several months to ensure no violation of antitrust laws. Rep. Rick Crawford has long been an advocate for the blocking of this merger and wrote a letterto Attorney General Jeff Sessions in March requesting that the merger be thoroughly investigated. Upon ...

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    Ratcliff clinic awarded $285,000 for substance abuse, mental health treatment

    Ratcliff clinic awarded $285,000 for substance abuse, mental health treatment Published by: Booneville Democrat U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton along with U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman announced last week Arkansas is the recipient of nearly $3 million for Community Health Centers to advance substance abuse and mental health treatment. The funds are awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through its Expanding Acces...

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    Arkansas Community Health Centers Awarded Nearly $3 Million to Combat Opioid Addiction

    Washington, DC –U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton along with U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman announced that Arkansas is the recipient of nearly $3 million for Community Health Centers to advance substance abuse and mental health treatment. The funds are awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through its Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services program. “Community Health Centers hav...

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