Healthcare

Hern joins Republican Conference to introduce "Commitment to America" platform

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This morning, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) joined Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01), and the rest of the House Republican Conference to formally announce the Commitment to America agenda, which will focus on restoring the American way of life, rebuilding the greatest economy in American history, and renewing the American Dream. “The atmosphere was... Read more »

Hern leads 49 colleagues on letter in support of telehealth expansion

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) led 49 of his colleagues on a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma encouraging permanent expansion of telehealth services. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, Administrator Verma temporarily expanded requirements for telehealth services to Medicare and Medicaid recipients, allowing both rural communities... Read more »

What we learned from COVID: Telehealth is here to stay

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When the dust settles and COVID-19 is finally behind us, there are many aspects of this “new normal” that I will not miss, but there’s a lot that I hope sticks around, like valuable time at home with my family and creative ways to stay connected virtually. As a society, though, our most important lasting benefit will be the telehealth services that have rapidly expanded over the last five months. ... Read more »

ICYMI: Highlights from Hern's District Work Period

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Congressman Kevin Hern (OK-1) spent this week’s district work period meeting with veteran organizations, presenting the veteran of the month, visiting the Tulsa VA outpatient clinic under construction, met with industry leaders in aerospace, engaged in a virtual town hall with the Oklahoma Association of Realtors, and spoke to various local organizations about issues he’s working on in Washington ... Read more »

Hern, Sherrill introduce bipartisan legislation to expand telehealth access for Medicare recipients

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) and Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) introduced the bipartisan Protect Telehealth Access Act today to build on telehealth’s proven success during the COVID-19 pandemic by codifying Medicare reimbursements for telehealth services. The Protect Telehealth Access Act removes the requirement that (1) an individual receiving telehealth services must be located in a... Read more »

Hern leads letter asking Mnuchin to reopen IRS call centers

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TULSA, OK – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin urging him to reopen IRS call centers to provide assistance to Americans having difficulties accessing their stimulus funds, tax returns, and many other issues. IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers help millions of Americans every year with their telephone hotlines. These hotlines have been unmanned due to C... Read more »

Oklahoma Delegation Applauds Administration Allowing Publicly Owned Hospitals Inclusion in CARES Act Programs

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TULSA, OK –Today, Oklahoma’s Congressional Delegation released the following statements after the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) clarified this morning that publicly-owned rural hospitals will be eligible to receive Paycheck Protection Program loans and other financial assistance relief provided through the CARES Act: Congressman Kevin Hern (OK-01): “I’m glad to see that President Trump... Read more »

Hern votes against creation of new oversight committee for COVID-19 relief funds

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against the formation of a Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis. “Redundancy in government is a waste of time and resources,” said Rep. Hern. “There are currently eight House committees with oversight authority on the federal government’s response to coronavirus, creating an entirely new entity t... Read more »

Hern votes ‘yes’ on bill to replenish funds for small business loans

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act. The bill passed with a vote of 388-5. “The Paycheck Protection Program is the lifeline our workers and business owners need right now,” said. Rep. Hern. “Our small business owners are some of the hardest hit during th... Read more »

Hern hosts virtual town hall for small business leaders

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TULSA, OK – On Monday, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) hosted a virtual town hall meeting with local business owners to answer questions on the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Rep. Hern’s Legislative Director Mike Martin joined the call to discuss upcoming legislation to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program. This was Rep. Hern’s second small business town hal... Read more »