Owens Co-Sponsors the Huntington’s Disease Disability Insurance Access Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) co-sponsored the Huntington’s Disease Disability Insurance Access Act, a bipartisan bill ensuring Medicare is made available to individuals with Huntington’s Disease, a devastating, degenerative, and hereditary brain disorder causing total physical and mental deterioration.

“Tens of thousands of Americans are currently battling Huntington’s Disease, a devastating and crippling diagnosis,” said Rep. Owens. “It is up to us to ensure every patient receives the best possible care, and we can start by fixing an outdated system. I am proud to support the Huntington’s Disease Disability Insurance Act to waive the five-month waiting period for social security benefits, eliminate the 24-month waiting period for Medicare coverage, and remove barriers to improve patient care.”

Huntington’s Disease affects tens of thousands of people across the United States, with more than 200,000 Americans at risk today. Today, 41,000 Americans are known to have HD, and an additional 200-250,000 children of a parent with Huntington’s Disease have a 50 percent chance of inheriting the deadly gene from an affected parent.

The full text of the bill is available here.

###

Recent Posts


Oct 4, 2022
Congress

Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Sexual Harassment Championed by Rep. Owens

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04), Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21), Rep. Ken Buck (CO-02), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), House Judiciary Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline (RI-01) and Vice Chair Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Rep. Morgan Griffith (VA-09), and Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-07) released the following statement commending the Senate passage […]



Oct 3, 2022
Veterans

Owens Co-Sponsors Legislation to Help Veterans Secure VA Home Loans

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) co-sponsored the VA Loan Informed Disclosure (VALID) Act of 2022, bipartisan legislation to help ensure America’s veterans have the tools and resources to access home loans and attain homeownership.  “America’s veterans and their families have sacrificed so much to preserve our freedoms,” said Rep. Owens. “Unfortunately, these […]



Sep 27, 2022
Congress

Owens Backs the REAL Reforms Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) co-sponsored the Responsible Education Assistance through Loan (REAL) Reforms Act, legislation detailing commonsense and fiscally responsible reforms to America’s federal student loan system. “President Biden’s student loan bailout is unfair, inflationary, and regressive,” said Rep. Owens. “It also fails to address the fundamental issue: A broken federal student loan system […]