WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), co-chair of the House Rural Health Care Coalition, released the following statement after the House passed the Patient Access to Durable Medical Equipment (PADME) Act (H.R. 5210), legislation she co-sponsored in May 2016.
“Today the House voted to ensure that seniors in Eastern Washington and communities across this country have access to the monitors, crutches, oxygen tanks, and other medical equipment they need to go about their daily lives,” said McMorris Rodgers. “I am grateful for the leadership of Chairman Price on this issue, and encourage our colleagues in the Senate to pass the PADME Act. After all, life-saving medical equipment cannot help people if it’s not made available to the patients who need it – regardless of where they live.”
NOTE: McMorris Rodgers joined a bipartisan coalition on May 12, 2016 in introducing the PADME Act. For information on its introduction, and a full background on this issue, click here.