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Congressman Neal Dunn

Representing the 2nd District of Florida

Health

Having worked as a doctor in both the U.S. Army and the 2nd District for over 30 years, I know firsthand how important the relationship is between doctors and their patients. That’s why I continue to support full repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Bureaucrats in Washington shouldn’t be making important decisions about your health care, you should.

Over the last several years, we have seen how detrimental the Affordable Care Act has been on this country. It has kicked millions of Americans off their insurance plans, sky-rocketed their insurance costs, and limited their choice in choosing the doctors they like. Hardworking Americans across the country are forced to spend more on their health care. We need patient-centered reforms that actually lowers costs and expands access for all.

I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress to fully repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with a common-sense, patient-centered health care law that will decrease skyrocketing insurance costs, while improving the quality of care.

 

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November 9, 2017 In The News

Rep. Dunn's transplants for vets bill passes House
Lake City Reporter
By Carl McKinney

November 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in a win for veterans across the country, the House passed Congressman Neal Dunn’s (FL-02) legislation to expand veterans’ access to organ transplants. The Veterans Increased Choice for Transplanted Organs and Recovery (VICTOR) Act gives veterans in need of an organ or bone marrow transplant through the VA healthcare system the ability to seek care at a federally certified transplant center near their home. This legislation would apply to both the Choice program and any subsequent community care program which would replace Choice.

November 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Neal Dunn’s (FL-02) bill to expand organ transplant care for veterans passed the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee today with bipartisan support. 

October 23, 2017 In The News

From his perch on the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee, U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn,  R-Fla., who served more than a decade as an Army surgeon, will get a chance to focus on his “Veterans Increased Choice for Transplanted Organs and Recovery (VICTOR) Act” this week. 

October 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, October 24th, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will hold a legislative hearing on Congressman Neal Dunn’s (FL-02) legislation to improve veterans’ access to organ transplants. The Veterans Increased Choice for Transplanted Organs and Recovery (VICTOR) Act of 2017 allows veterans who live more than 100 miles from one of the nation’s 14 VA transplant centers to seek care at a federally certified, non-VA facility that covers Medicare patients.

October 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Neal Dunn, M.D. (FL-02) and Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) led a bipartisan group of 79 House members in urging the USDA, FDA, and EPA to work together to promote innovative new technologies, including agricultural gene editing, to increase yields and reduce the cost of production.

October 17, 2017 In The News

Congressman Neal Dunn (R-Panama City) is back on old stomping grounds; this time to meet Panama City patients receiving dialysis for kidney treatment.

Rep. Dunn visited the DaVita Dialysis Center to hear about access to better coordinated care with physicians on Tuesday morning.

"They actually see these patients already three times a week. And what they're trying to do is put them in a position to become de facto - the primary care physicians for the dialysis patients," said Dunn.

October 17, 2017 In The News

For those on dialysis, the treatment is synonymous to life.


Congressman Neal Dunn, also known as Dr. Dunn, is hoping to give these patients a better quality of life.

"So these, the nephrologist, the physicians working here, they actually see these patients already three times a week," Dunn said, "and what they're trying to do is put them in a better position to become de facto, the primary care physicians for the dialysis patients. So that makes sense."

October 5, 2017 In The News

The bill seeks to connect Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health providers to a national network of state-based prescription drug monitoring programs to help identify and prevent opioid abuse.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As an opioid crisis continues to grip the nation, Rep. Neal Dunn has joined the battle to end the epidemic.

Dunn, R-Panama City, on Sept. 26 filed the Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act, HR 3832, which seeks to connect Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health providers to a national network of state-based prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs).

October 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Neal Dunn, M.D. (FL-02) supported H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which will ban late term abortions after 20 weeks. A substantial body of medical evidence has found that an unborn baby can feel and respond to pain at 20 weeks of human development.