Beth Am Welcomes Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo
Health care is in the news, and it’s easy to be confused! Beth Am is honored to welcome Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo, Chair of the Health Subcommittee of the House of Representatives, who will discuss health care initiatives currently before the committee. This is an opportunity to ask your questions about single-payer systems and their alternatives, as well as changes to the Affordable Care Act and prescription drug prices.
All are welcome to this free program; refreshments will be served.
Congresswoman Eshoo was first elected to Congress in 1992 on a platform of health care priorities following a decade of service on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. As President of the Board, she crafted the Health Plan of San Mateo County, one of the oldest in the nation.
On January 15, 2019, the Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to elect Congresswoman Eshoo as the first woman ever to serve as Chair of the Health Subcommittee.
Congresswoman Eshoo joined the Energy and Commerce Committee in her second term in 1995, and has served on the Health Subcommittee for 14 of her 24 years on E&C. Of the 41 bills she has authored that have been signed into law by four presidents, more than half have been health related. She has written landmark bipartisan legislation to promote the development of new lifesaving cures in biologic drugs; protect patients' genetic information from being used to discriminate against them; modernize how the Food and Drug Administration regulates and approves medical devices; and promote the development of drugs specifically for children.
Presented by Beth Am’s Health Initiative, fulfilling the Jewish mandate to care for our health as a sacred responsibility.