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Gov. Evers, Gov. Whitmer, and Gov. Walz: Trump Administration Must Purchase More Vaccines, Allow States to Purchase Directly
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Gov. Evers, Gov. Whitmer, and Gov. Walz: Trump Administration Must Purchase More Vaccines, Allow States to Purchase Directly

Washington Post Reports Trump Administration Vowed to Release Vaccine; Reserve That Was Already Exhausted

First Moderna Vaccines Arriving This Week

First Moderna Vaccines Arriving This Week

Wisconsin expects approximately 100,000 doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine.

Feds Bungling Vaccine Distribution?

Feds Bungling Vaccine Distribution?

Wisconsin getting less than initially promised, Pfizer says millions of vaccine doses are sitting in warehouse.

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Administration to Send Medical Staff to Support States with Rise in Coronavirus Infections
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Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Administration to Send Medical Staff to Support States with Rise in Coronavirus Infections

This week hospitalizations due to coronavirus infection peaked in at least 22 states, and 23 states currently have over 1,000 patients hospitalized with coronavirus (COVID-19) infections

Following Alarming Reports on COVID-19 Risks from Vaping/Smoking, Baldwin and Colleagues Call for Action from Trump Administration
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Following Alarming Reports on COVID-19 Risks from Vaping/Smoking, Baldwin and Colleagues Call for Action from Trump Administration

The Senators’ letter cites a recent Stanford University study that reports that young people who used both conventional and e-cigarettes were almost seven times as likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19

Senator Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Effort to Support Physician Training Programs in Rural Communities
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Senator Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Effort to Support Physician Training Programs in Rural Communities

"Rural hospitals have been significantly impacted by revenue losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and without federal action, we are concerned that some may be forced to discontinue their physician training programs to remain open."

Attorney General Kaul Announces Lawsuit Against Trump Administration for Allowing Health Care Discrimination
Senator Baldwin Raises Questions For HHS Secretary Azar About The Use Of Provider Relief Funding To Pay Shareholders And Private Equity Owners At The Expense Of Frontline Health Care Workers
Baldwin, Murray, Harris Lead Colleagues in Raising Concerns with Law Enforcement Tactics Increasing Spread of COVID-19 at Peaceful Protests
Baldwin, Lawmakers Call for Greater Federal Resources to Support Nursing Homes during COVID-19 Crisis
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Baldwin, Lawmakers Call for Greater Federal Resources to Support Nursing Homes during COVID-19 Crisis

Lawmakers: current "piecemeal policies do not amount to the coordinated, national action plan that is necessary to save lives"

Baldwin, Murphy Lead Call Urging Trump Administration to Cover COVID-19 Related Medical Expenses for Those Enrolled in Junk Plans
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Baldwin, Murphy Lead Call Urging Trump Administration to Cover COVID-19 Related Medical Expenses for Those Enrolled in Junk Plans

These Plans Have Left Patients with Potential and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Saddled By High Medical Bills at a Time When the Economy and Many Livelihoods Are In Jeopardy

Baldwin and Senate Colleagues Ask About Political Interference In COVID-19 Response Following Ouster of Vaccine Development Head
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Baldwin and Senate Colleagues Ask About Political Interference In COVID-19 Response Following Ouster of Vaccine Development Head

20 Democratic Senators write to Sec. Azar about concerns that political interference is hindering COVID-19 response efforts

Baldwin, Murphy, Senate Dems to HHS: Reopen the ACA Marketplace, Allow More Americans to Get Health Insurance during COVID-19 Pandemic
Pocan Demands Transparency on Sedative Shortages for Patients on Ventilators
Baldwin, Colleagues Tell Trump to Immediately and Fully Use All Defense Production Act Authorities to Mobilize War-Scale Manufacturing Effort of Respirators, Ventilators, Test Kits, Other Medical Equipment
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Baldwin, Colleagues Tell Trump to Immediately and Fully Use All Defense Production Act Authorities to Mobilize War-Scale Manufacturing Effort of Respirators, Ventilators, Test Kits, Other Medical Equipment

President has only invoked part of one title in Act, and refused to deploy Act's full powers to incentivize industry, retool private manufacturing capabilities; Senators also urge Trump to stop xenophobic references to COVID-19

Baldwin, Shaheen, Warner Call Out Trump Administration for Giving Third Party Websites Free Rein to Push Consumers into Junk Health Insurance Plans
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Baldwin, Shaheen, Warner Call Out Trump Administration for Giving Third Party Websites Free Rein to Push Consumers into Junk Health Insurance Plans

Letter Highlights Need for Oversight of Third-Party Health Care Brokers Which Steer Individuals Towards Junk Plans For High Commission Payments

Sensenbrenner Leads Bipartisan Effort to Extend Prescription Drug Program for Seniors
Baldwin Continues Demanding Action from Trump Administration to Hold Drug Companies Accountable for Massive Price Hikes
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Bipartisan Sponsors of RAISE Act Urge HHS to Implement the New Family Caregiver Law Swiftly
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Bipartisan Sponsors of RAISE Act Urge HHS to Implement the New Family Caregiver Law Swiftly

The letter led by the sponsors of the RAISE Act--Sens. Collins, Baldwin and Reps. Harper, Castor--calls on Secretary Azar to begin seeking nominations for new advisory council