Health Care

All Americans should have access to affordable, quality health care, and one of Rep. Levin’s priorities is strengthening the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to expand access and lower costs.

While the Trump Administration has worked to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and repeal protections for people with pre-existing conditions, Rep. Levin has defended the landmark legislation and worked to strengthen the bill. He cosponsored the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions & Making Health Care More Affordable Act, which would protect people living with pre-existing conditions, lower health care costs for patients, and reverse the Trump Administration’s harmful actions to sabotage the Affordable Care Act.

He has also worked with his colleagues to address the soaring price of prescription drugs. He voted for the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which would establish a prescription price negotiation program, protect Medicare from excessive price increases, and establish an out-of-pocket limit for Medicare part D enrollees. That bill passed the House and included Rep. Levin’s legislation to invest billions over the next ten years in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for biomedical research, which was of particular importance to research institutions in the 49th District.

Rep. Levin is also a strong supporter of the constitutional rights of women to make their own reproductive health care decisions. He cosponsored the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act to ensure that all women, regardless of income, race or geography, have access to reproductive health care. He also cosponsored the Women’s Health Protection Act to prohibit laws that create unnecessary barriers to reproductive health services such as requiring doctors to conduct tests and procedures that are medically unnecessary, as well as the bipartisan Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act to improve the resources health providers need to deliver high-quality maternity care.

Rep. Levin also introduced a bipartisan resolution to establish October 1st as National Health Literacy Day. The resolution encourages individuals to assess their health knowledge and history, and urges the Secretary of Health and Human Services to adopt tools and incentives to improve health literacy.

Rep. Levin will continue to work with anyone who is focused on lowering costs, expanding access, and ensuring that everyone has protections for pre-existing conditions. 

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October 22, 2020 Press Release

San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and David B. McKinley (R-WV) led a letter with more than 240 Members of Congress to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar expressing concerns over recent changes that placed stricter limits on the way health care providers can use federal aid from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF).

September 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that local San Diego Face Mask Sewing Group Founder Michelle Harvey is the Constituent of the Month. A resident of Vista in California’s 49th Congressional District, Michelle coordinated the donation of around 50,000 masks to hospitals, charities, and community members across San Diego County in an effort to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

June 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (CA-49) led a letter with Representatives Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Katie Porter (CA-45), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), and Linda Sanchez (CA-38) pressing the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) for more information regarding testing disparities between Orange County and other counties.

May 18, 2020 Press Release

San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that more than $75 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds have been delivered to health care providers in North County San Diego and South Orange County to help cover costs incurred as a result of the pandemic.

May 13, 2020 Press Release

San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) released the following statement on The Heroes Act, an ambitious COVID-19 response bill that includes many of Levin’s top priorities for the 49th District. Among the many provisions in The Heroes Act, the bill includes bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep.

May 12, 2020 Press Release

San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) led a letter to Orange County Health Care Agency Director Clayton Chau requesting more information regarding the County’s low COVID-19 testing volume in comparison with other counties.

May 4, 2020 Press Release

San Juan Capistrano, CA – U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will host a Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday with Dr. Kelly Motadel, Chief Medical Officer of the Vista Community Clinic (VCC). They will answer constituents’ questions regarding the latest public health information, the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.

April 28, 2020 Press Release

San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) led a letter with 15 of his House colleagues to Vice President Mike Pence and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar calling for an aggressive, detailed COVID-19 national testing strategy, which experts agree is needed before communities can begin re-opening in a safe and effective manner.

April 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) issued the following statement on the latest bipartisan emergency coronavirus relief legislation. Rep. Levin traveled to Washington late Wednesday night to help ensure that the bill passes the House and gets to the President’s desk as quickly as possible.

April 17, 2020 Press Release

San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) led a bipartisan letter with 72 of his House colleagues calling on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to direct more relief funding to Community Health Centers (CHCs) and other Medicaid providers to cover unreimbursed health care related expenses or lost revenues attributable to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.