U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today spoke in strong support of H.R. 6833, the Affordable Insulin Now Act on the floor of the House. This watershed bill will lower the price of insulin to $35 for Medicare beneficiaries and holders of private insurance. The landmark reform passed the House 232-to-193, with all Democrats voting in favor and 94 percent of Republican voting no.
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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 urged Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Lina Khan to increase the agency’s oversight of private equity’s exponential growth across the American health care sector.
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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated the Biden administration’s approval of seven New Jersey counties to implement hospital pilot programs, coming weeks after Pascrell led state delegation members calling for approval of the projects in the Garden State. These New Jersey hospitals in Atlantic, Camden, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, and Passaic counties will reap an… Read more »
U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35), and U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure requesting that they commit to including medical… Read more »
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh today announced a $4,000,000 federal grant to improve heath literacy and increase vaccination rates in Paterson. Today’s Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19 grant is part of the Biden Administration’s larger efforts to encourage COVID-19 safety and vaccination among… Read more »
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today reintroduced his legislation to provide education and training to low-income Americans for health occupations that are in high-demand or are experiencing labor shortages. Rep. Pascrell’s Health Opportunities to Promote Equity (HOPE) Act would expand the current Health… Read more »
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and David McKinley (R-WV-01) celebrated the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finally insisting that all insurance companies make COVID-19 testing and vaccines free. The decision follows calls led by Pascrell, McKinley, and 50 members demanding HHS make all testing free to all Americans.
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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today led seven members 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)… Read more »
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… Read more »
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.
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