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Pascrell Celebrates Low-Income Hospital Pilot Programs for New Jersey

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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 estimated ...

Pascrell, Sen. Warren Lead Call to Improve Medical Device Safety

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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 devices’ unique devi...

Pascrell, Sayegh Announce $4 Million Health Literacy Grant for Paterson

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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 underserved populat...

Pascrell Reintroduces Legislation to Help Low-Income Americans Meet Career Goals

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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 Professio...

Pascrell, McKinley Celebrate Administration Insisting Insurance Companies Make COVID Testing, Vaccines Free

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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. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed by C...

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 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) Administr...

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 ...

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