Health

We need to ensure healthcare is accessible and affordable while also protecting those with pre-existing conditions. However, we cannot bankrupt our country while doing so. We need to continue to explore practical ways to reduce the cost of healthcare. I’m proud to support legislation that seek this end by lowering the cost of prescription drugs. In addition, we need to increase insurance competition by allowing consumers to do things like purchase insurance across state lines.

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September 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington – Today, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) spoke on the House Floor in support of two critical child care bills aimed at keeping our children safe: H.R. 7909, the Ensuring Children and Child Care Workers Are Safe Act; and S. 2683, the Child Care Protection Improvement Act. Congressman Keller is a cosponsor of H.R. 7909 and an original cosponsor of H.R. 3986, the House companion bill to S.2683.

 

The House passed H.R. 7909 by a vote of 387 – 33 and S. 2683 by voice vote.

 

September 8, 2020 In The News

 Congressman Fred Keller announced Thursday that Penn State University has been awarded a grant, from the Department of Health and Human Services, to conduct research projects.

The grant totals over $240,000 and will be used to fund research projects in fields such as immunology, allergies and transplantation, the release adds.

September 1, 2020 In The News

LOCK HAVEN — “UPMC does a great job and we are very fortunate here in rural Pennsylvania to have such quality healthcare,” Congressman Fred Keller said in a round table discussion of healthcare legislation, funding and local UPMC successes during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

He was joined by UPMC Lock Haven and Muncy President, Ron Reynolds, Bobbie Woolcock, regional director of nursing operations for UPMC Senior Communities, and Dan Glunk, MD, FACP, vice president and chief quality officer, UPMC in the Susquehanna Region.

August 28, 2020 In The News

LOCK HAVEN– “UPMC does a great job and we are very fortunate here in rural Pennsylvania to have such quality healthcare,” Congressman Fred Keller said in a roundtable discussion of healthcare legislation, funding and local UPMC successes during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

He was joined by UPMC Lock Haven and Muncy President Ron Reynolds; Bobbie Woolcock, regional director of nursing operations, UPMC Senior Communities; and Dan Glunk, MD, FACP, vice president and chief quality officer, UPMC in the Susquehanna Region.

August 27, 2020 In The News

Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) held five roundtable discussions during the August work period with rural hospitals across Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District, hearing from doctors and healthcare providers about what they are seeing on the ground.

Keller (top, right) kicked off the month with an appearance on Rural Health Matters on RFD-TV to discuss his legislation, the RURAL HELP Act, and other important issues affecting rural communities ahead of his meetings with rural healthcare providers.

August 27, 2020 Press Release

In case you missed it, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) held five roundtable discussions during the August work period with rural hospitals across Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District, hearing from doctors and healthcare providers about what they are seeing on the ground.

 

August 25, 2020 In The News

On Wednesday, Pennsylvania Congressman Fred Keller lead a round table discussion at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre to discuss rural healthcare priorities. The premise of the discussion being just exactly how things are going in hospitals during this pandemic and to tackle issues specific to the Twin Tiers.

August 25, 2020 In The News

SAYRE, PA (WENY) -- Congressman Fred Keller held another roundtable discussion on Wednesday in the Northern Tier to discuss some of the issues and concerns rural hospitals are currently facing.    

August 25, 2020 In The News

SAYRE – U.S. Rep. Fred Keller (R-12) has been visiting health care organizations across his district in recent weeks to get a better sense of their priorities while also sharing about the latest legislative action in Washington D.C. that could potentially affect them.

August 25, 2020 In The News

LEWISTOWN- Tuesday the Lewistown-Geisinger Hospital hosted a round table discussion with Rep. Fred Keller of the PA 12th District to speak about hospitals in rural Pennsylvania.