Dr. Ruiz Looks Back on 2020

December 30, 2020
Dear Friends,
As we look back on what a year 2020 has been, it’s important to remember the good things that give us joy and hope for the future. Today, I'm reflecting on all that we have overcome and achieved this past year, and looking forward to what 2021 will bring. 
Year in Review: Looking Back on the 116th Congress


This Congress, we made incredible progress for our veterans, helped expand access to crucial health care services, and helped grow American jobs. Here are just a few legislative wins from the 116th Congress:

  • The Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act became law. This bill will strengthen the Medicaid program for children with complex medical needs, seniors, and people with disabilities.
  • The Easy Medication Access and Treatment for Opioid Addiction Act became law. This legislation will fight the opioid epidemic by helping patients begin their road to recovery, increase access to care, and save lives.
  • The Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) Act became law. Language from my bill, the BENES Act, was signed into law to help reduce gaps in coverage for seniors who sign up for Medicare Part B.

As your representative, I am committed to helping you cut through the red tape. I am thrilled my office helped over 1,200 constituents resolve their cases with federal agencies this year. Click here to learn more about real results for seniors, veterans, and CA-36 residents.

I am ready to take on 2021 – a year that promises to bring new opportunities, obstacles, and hope. Join me as I continue our look back on the year by following my posts on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram using #YearInReview. 

I wish you and your family a happy holiday season, and I look forward to serving you in the New Year and the 117th Congress! 


Raul Ruiz, M.D.
Member of Congress


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