Bera, being a first-generation American, has taken up the cause of bolstering investment in global health innovation and actively opposed budget cuts to crucial funds that aid in combating future pandemics. These efforts led to him being honored with the distinguished 2021 Congressional Champion Award…reports Asian Lite News
Ami Bera, an Indian-American Congressman, was honored with the Champion of Healthcare Innovation Award for his unwavering commitment to promoting accessible and excellent healthcare services in the United States.
Bera, the longest-serving Indian-American Representative inCongress, was felicitated during Healthcare Leadership Council Innovation Expo 23 in Washington D.C. last week.
“Honored to receive the Champion of Healthcare Innovation Award… As a doctor, I’m committed to working to ensure that every American has access to high-quality, affordable health care,” Bera wrote on Twitter.
Bera was first elected to represent Sacramento County in November 2012, and since then has served the community for more than two decades as a doctor, first as Sacramento County’s Chief Medical Officer, and then as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UC Davis, where he taught the next generation of doctors to care for their patients.
As a first generation American, Bera has championed efforts to strengthen investment in global health innovation and fought proposed cuts to vital funds that help fight future pandemics, which won him the 2021 Congressional Champion Award.
He introduced the Healthcare Innovation Act, which gives states the tools to experiment with new ways to get more Americans enrolled in health insurance thus lowering costs for all as more are enrolled.
Bera has also been an unwavering champion for women’s healthcare, and received the Planned Parenthood’s Champions for Women’s Health Award in 2015 for his leadership in advancing access to reproductive healthcare.