Health

I am committed to working towards continued access to health care and improving, not repealing, the Affordable Care Act. I will advocate for the central coast’s health care concerns as Congress continues to debate health care reform. Our seniors, veterans, students, families, and everyone in between deserve to feel secure in their health care future. 

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April 6, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that he cosponsored the Coronavirus Immigrant Families Protection Act to help ensure that all community members, regardless of immigration status, are able to access COVID-19 testing and treatment, and other relief services provided in coronavirus relief legislation.

April 5, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that he cosponsored the Leave No Taxpayer Behind Act to allow individuals with Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) to receive direct monetary payments provided by federal coronavirus response aid.  

April 3, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) joined Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) and 38 other California Democrats in urging the Department of Health and Human Services to quickly distribute the $100 billion Congress authorized in the Coronavirus Aid, Response and Economic Security (CARES) Act to reimburse health care providers for care related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 2, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) joined 87 fellow lawmakers in sending a letter to Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield, calling for details about how their agencies are working to ensure the proper care of America’s homeless population during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 2, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) led 27 bipartisan lawmakers in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles P. Rettig urging the agencies to ensure parents with children born in 2020 are able to access advance direct payments for these children as part of the coronavirus emergency response aid. 

April 2, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Yesterday, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) joined a bipartisan coalition of twenty-six Members of Congress in writing to Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly and Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael M. Gilday to express concern for the health and safety of American sailors and Marines embarked on Navy vessels and facing the spread of COVID-19.  Their letter follows news of the spread of COVID-19 aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and specifically requests more information on the steps being taken by the U.S.

April 1, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, joined his colleagues in sending a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Internal Revenue Services (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig, urging the IRS to provide automatic COVID-19 Relief Payments to Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries. 

April 1, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that he co-introduced the All Dependent Children Count Act, H.R.

March 31, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley), and 32 bipartisan Members of the California delegation wrote to California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara asking him to use his authority to ensure insurance companies comply with their business interruption policies.

March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that he cosponsored the Frontline Health Care Workers Assistance Act.  The legislation will require the administration to use the powers of the Defense Production Act (DPA) to direct the procurement of urgently needed resources such as masks, gloves, gowns, face shields, ventilators, and other supplies for medical professionals who are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, ensure that prices of in-demand goods are not inflated, and organize distribution for medical supplies.