As a nation, we still have much work to do to ensure equal access to high-quality, affordable healthcare for all our citizens. However, we cannot roll-back the clock and permit discrimination against those with preexisting conditions, or eliminate important coverage for cancer screenings, birth control, or preventative health. In Congress, I am working to advance policies that expand coverage and make health insurance more affordable for working families.

  • February 2020
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    Brownley Statement on 2020 State of the Union

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) issued a statement today after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.

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  • September 2019
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    Brownley Remarks at Press Event on Firearm Suicide Prevention Legislation

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) held a press conference to discuss the importance of implementing firearm suicide prevention legislation. Brownley and Irwin were joined by Ventura County Public Health Director Rigoberto Vargas, Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub, and James Espinoza, a suicide prevention advocate.

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  • April 2019
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    Sen. Brown & Rep. Brownley Introduce Bill to Give Children of Disabled Vets Same Access to Health Care As Other Young People Under ACA

    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) today introduced legislation to allow children of disabled veterans to remain eligible for VA healthcare until they are 26 years old – the same coverage required under the Affordable Care Act for private-sector insurance plans, as well as the military’s TRICARE program.

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  • March 2019
  • Brownley Talks Healthcare, Infrastructure and Veterans’ Issues

    When she’s on the job in Washington, D.C., nearly 3,000 miles separate U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley from her constituents in Ventura County.

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  • May 2018
  • House Dems Urge Mulvaney to Reject Proposed Rollback of Transgender Health Protections

    A group of 127 House Democrats is calling on White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney to reject a proposal that would roll back ObamaCare’s anti-discrimination protections for transgender patients.

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    127 Democrats Urge OMB Director Mulvaney to Reject Discriminatory Health Care Proposal

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) spearheaded an effort by 127 House Democrats to call on Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney to uphold the Health Care Rights Law, also known as Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which protects patients from discrimination in health care.

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  • March 2018
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    Brownley, Lee Lead More than 100 Democrats to Call on Department of Health and Human Services to Put Patients First and Withdraw Discriminatory Refusal of Care Rule

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) spearheaded an effort by 104 House Members to call for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to withdraw its proposed Refusal of Care rule. This rule would dramatically expand the ways in which the personal beliefs of healthcare providers can dictate access to care for patients — a discriminatory policy that would be especially harmful to women and LGBTQ individuals. The letter urges HHS to withdraw this proposal and instead focus on expanding and improving health care access and coverage for all Americans.

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  • November 2017
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    GOP CHIP Bill Presents False Choices, Says Brownley

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued a statement today regarding the so-called CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act (H.R. 3922).

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    Brownley Welcomes Start of Covered California Open Enrollment and Encourages Ventura County Families to Get Covered

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) today welcomed the start of Covered California’s health insurance open enrollment for 2018, and urged Ventura County families to make sure they are covered.

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  • September 2017
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    Brownley Announces $350,000 in Grants for Local Health Centers to Increase Access to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced more than $350,000 in federal grant funding for two local health centers to increase access to substance abuse and mental health services.

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  • June 2017
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    Ranking Members Walz and Brownley Statement On Announcement Of Next-Generation Electronic Health Record

    Today, House Committee on Veterans Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz and Subcommittee on Health Ranking Member Julia Brownley released a statement after Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin announced that the VA will soon take steps to adopt the same electronic health record (EHR) system as the Department of Defense.

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  • May 2017
  • Lawmakers Battle Over Whether New Health Care Bill Hurts Vets

    By Richard Sisk Originally Appeared on Millitary.com A partisan fight broke out in the House Veterans Affairs Committee on Friday over whether the new health care bill proposal to replace Obamacare would help or hurt vets. The Republican chairman of the committee, Rep. Phil Roe of Tennessee, vehemently said the proposed bill, called the American […]

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  • Amped up: County constituents flood Congress with messages

    By Tom Kiskin Originally Appeared on The Ventura County Star Minutes after a political activist posted U.S. Rep. Steve Knight’s cellphone number on Facebook, Sam Kaeser’s fingers danced. “No AHVA,” the 60-year-old Democrat from Simi Valley texted the Republican congressman, then firing off a second message. “Oops — no AHCA! Stupid autocorrect.” She sat with […]

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  • Oxnard VA clinic moving in right direction

    By Editorial Board Originally Appeared in The Ventura County Star Ventura County veterans who rely on the Department of Veterans Affairs for medical care have received a triple dose of good news in the past two weeks, giving us renewed optimism that the VA might finally and permanently fix its longtime health care woes. If […]

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  • April 2017
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    Thompson, Brownley Introduce VETS Act to Expand Access to Care for Veterans

    Today, U.S. Reps. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) and Julia Brownley (CA-26) introduced H.R. 2123, the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act of 2017.

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  • A year later, veterans wait less at Oxnard clinic

    By Tom Kiskin Originally Appeared in The Ventura County Star Patients wait far less for appointments at an Oxnard Veterans Affairs clinic that a year ago struggled with staffing shortages and was considered among the worst in the nation for wait times, according to new VA records. In February, veterans who were returning patients at […]

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  • March 2017
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    Brownley Statement After House GOP Pulled American Health Care Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley released a statement after House Republicans pulled H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act otherwise known as “TrumpCare,” from consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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  • Gold Coast Health Plan Co-Sponsors Seniors Health & Safety Forum

    By Steven Lalich Originally Appeared in The Ventura County Star Nearly 150 seniors, caregivers and health care professionals from Ventura County and the greater Los Angeles area turned out for a seniors’ health and safety event on March 3 at the Ventura County Office of Education in Camarillo. Gold Coast Health Plan, a co-sponsor of […]

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