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Pascrell Leads New Jersey Delegation in Support of Low-Income Hospital Pilot Programs

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today led seven member of the New Jersey congressional delegation writing to the Biden administration in support of New Jersey’s application to implement hospital pilot programs for seven low-income communities in Atlantic, Camden, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, and Passaic counties. The letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administra...

Pascrell Seeks Answers on Wall Street Takeover of Health Care

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, continued his probing of Wall Street’s destructive and increasingly dangerous control over American health care, asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to examine the relationship between private equity investments and subsequent bankruptcies or closures of health care facilities ...

Pascrell Touts $78 Million to New Jersey for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today touted over $78 Million in grants to New Jersey as part of the watershed American Rescue Plan. Dispersed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Garden State will receive get $39,121,366 for the Mental Health Block Grant Supplement and $38,907,646 for the Substance Abuse Block Grant Supplement. “The American Rescue Plan con...

Pascrell, Pocan Sound Alarm on Medicare Oversight

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Mark Pocan (D-WI-02), Katie Porter (D-CA-45), and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35) have written to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Beccera and the Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMI) asking them to immediately freeze CMMI’s Trump-era Direct Contracting Entities (DCE) pilot programs. “We are concerned that ...

Pascrell Announces $1.2 Million American Rescue Plan Grant for NJ Department of Health

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a $1,208,546 home visiting grant to the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH). This major federal investment in New Jersey will help NJDOH deliver comprehensive and high-quality health services to children and families living in communities at risk for poor maternal and ...

Pascrell Op-ed: Private Equity’s Growing Control of Health Care Endangers the Underserved

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, has an op-ed on Wall Street’s growing control of the health care industry, particularly in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. The piece in the Bergen Record of New Jersey builds on Pascrell’s March 25 oversight hearing highlighting how private equity-owned facilities...

Pascrell Announces $3.7M American Rescue Plan Grant for Paterson Community Health Center

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $3,702,250 to the Paterson Community Health Center to assist the center in providing primary health care to low-income Paterson residents. Funding for the grant was provided by President Biden’s landmark American Rescue Plan, which Rep. Pascrell helped pass earlier this month. “...

Menendez, Pascrell Lead Call for HHS to Halt Trump-Era Policy that Will Cost NJ Hospitals Millions

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U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (N.J.-09), senior members of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees that set national health policy, today led a delegation letter urging U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to cease implementation of a Trump-era policy that will cost Central Jersey hospitals over $100 million and undermine their abili...

Pascrell Opening Statement at Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on Private Equity’s Expanded Role in the U.S. Health Care System

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, today issued the following statement at the opening of the panel’s hearing this afternoon on the Private Equity’s Expanded Role in the U.S. Health Care System. Chairman Pascrell Opening Statement (as prepared for delivery) It is past time for a bright light to be shined on how private equit...

Pascrell, Menendez: American Rescue Plan Unlocks Millions for NJ Hospitals

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today celebrated the inclusion of a key provision in the American Rescue Plan that will permanently unlock millions annually in Medicare dollars for New Jersey’s hospitals. President Biden is expected to sign the bill into law Friday. “For years our delegation has worked together in support of a wage index floor for all-urban s...

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