WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced two grant awards today from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for research being conducted at Maine Medical Center and also for the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians.
There is no question that our nation’s health care system requires substantial reform. The status quo of soaring health care costs, struggling families, and health care provider shortages across Maine and the nation is unacceptable. Senator Collins frequently works with her colleagues on both sides of the aisle to address these and other important issues facing our nation such as improved mental health care, drug treatment programs, supporting America’s caregivers, and nutrition programs.
As a native to northern Maine, Senator Collins understands the specific challenges that rural communities face for medical care. Throughout her time in the Senate, Senator Collins has consistently supported programs to expand access to and improve the health care system, particularly for citizens living in rural areas.
As a freshman legislator, Senator Collins founded the Senate Diabetes Caucus and has since led the effort to more than triple federal funding for diabetes research.
With its magnificent buildings, monuments, and memorials, Washington is a city of inspiring sights. Just as inspiring was the sea of blue t-shirts worn by the more than 160 young delegates to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s 2015 Children’s Congress who participated in a recent Aging Committee hearing I chaired on how diabetes affects people of all ages and their families, and the importance of research to prevent, treat, and eventually cure this difficult and life-long disease.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In an effort to help millions of Americans who are living with Type 1 diabetes, and who rely on a continuous glucose monitor to successfully manage the disease, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Jeanne Shaheen, co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, today introduced the “Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014.”