Health Steering Committee

All matters pertaining to public health and healthy communities, including disease and injury prevention and health promotion, health disparities reduction, financing delivering health care, including services for the uninsured, underinsured, and medically indigent, Medicaid, Medicare, long-term care, behavioral health services, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and services for persons with developmental disabilities.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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 From the Washington Watch blog

New Bill Would Provide Boost to Health Services in County JailsNew

​Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced a bill (S.1051) on April 22 that would expand eligibility for National Health Service Corps (NHSC) site designations... (read more)

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Senate Votes to Preserve the Prevention FundNew

​On April 22, the Senate voted 53-45 to reject an amendment to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S.... (read more)

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Murthy Sworn in as the “Nation’s Top Doctor”New

​On April 22, Dr. Vivek Murthy was sworn into office as the 19th U.S. Surgeon General by Vice President Joe... (read more)

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Win for Counties as Congress Extends SRS, Health Care Programs

​On April 14, 2015, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted to pass  H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015,... (read more)

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 Featured Documents

All Health is Local - Congressional Briefing 

Committee Chair
Commissioner, Chair Mary Ann Borgeson
Douglas County, NE​

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