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Pascrell Secures $72K in Coronavirus Response Funding for Paterson

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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 $72,477 to the Paterson Community Health Center to combat the spread of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Pascrell helped pass the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, signed into law on March 6, which made this funding available for Paters... Read more »

Pascrell Secures $1.2M for Paterson Community Health Center Amid Coronavirus Crisis

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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 $1,124,270 to the Paterson Community Health Center to assist the center in providing primary health care to low-income Paterson residents. "Amid the current outbreak of COVID-19, this grant will allow Paterson Community Health to provide high-quality health care services to our ... Read more »

Pascrell, Sayegh Announce $817K Federal Grant to Combat HIV Epidemic in Paterson

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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 $817,544 to Paterson to help the city combat HIV. The grant will aid low-income individuals and families by enhancing access to care and providing direct financial assistance to areas most severely affected by the virus that causes AIDS. “This grant will help the City of Paterso... Read more »

Pascrell Supports Crackdown on Surprise Medical Billing

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, voted in strong support of H.R. 5826, the Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act, legislation that will crack down on unscrupulous surprise medical billing. “Surprise medical bills top the list of expenses Americans worry about affording,” Pascrell said Whether it’s emergency... Read more »

Pascrell Blasts Private Equity Impact on Health Care Costs

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) spoke out against private equity’s growing influence in industries across America as the Ways and Means Committee considered H.R. 5826, the Transparency in Health Care Investments Act. The committee approved this legislation requiring greater transparency for private equity firms that own and control medical care providers. Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascr... Read more »

Pascrell Assails Trump’s Attempts to Destroy Medicaid

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today blasted a plan unveiled by the Trump administration to destabilize Medicaid and steal health care from the hands of millions of Americans. “This is one of the most cynically fiendish schemes I’ve ever seen in government,” said Rep. Pascrell, a strong critic of Republicans’ decade of attacks on Medicaid and the ACA. “Trump’s name for this measure, the so... Read more »

Pascrell Supports Spending Deal for the American People, Votes Against Border Wall Funding

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) released the following statement regarding the House’s vote to approve the minibus spending bills H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865, which is Pascrell’s own bill: “Today the House considered two spending bills to fund our government for the next fiscal year. Both bills contained several of our shared priorities and wins for New Jersey and the American people, in... Read more »

Pascrell Supports Landmark Lower Prescription Drug Pricing

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the House Ways and Means Committee which oversees the Medicare program, voted in favor of H.R.3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. The milestone legislation permits Medicare to negotiate directly with pharmaceutical companies for lower drug prices. In October, during the Ways and Means Committee approval of t... Read more »

Pascrell, Warren Lead Calls to Improve Medical Device Safety

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), and Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Charles Grassley (R-IA) have sent two letters calling for urgency in the inclusion of Unique Device Identifiers (UDI) on Medicare claims forms. In a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, the Members encouraged Azar to support bipartisan e... Read more »

Pascrell, Booker Bill to Reduce Health Disparities

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Researching and Ending Disparities by Understanding and Creating Equity (REDUCE) Act, legislation aimed at reducing health care disparities among disadvantaged groups. The bill is cosponsored by Representatives John Lewis (D-GA-05), Linda T. Sanchez (D-CA-38), Danny Davis (D-IL-07), Tom Suozzi (D-NY-03), Ji... Read more »

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