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Gottheimer, Pascrell, Menendez, Booker Combat Doctor Shortage

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U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) and Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) today announced legislation to fight New Jersey’s impending doctor shortage by increasing graduate medical education slots for community hospitals. The “Supporting Graduate Medical Education at Community Hospitals Act of 2019” corrects an arbitrary cap on hospital... Read more »

Pascrell Votes to Strengthen American Health Care

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) celebrated the House passage of H.R. 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act. The bill will strengthen health care options, reverse Republican sabotage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), rescind the Trump administration’s destructive junk insurance plan rule, and promote competition in the prescription drug marketplac... Read more »

Pascrell, Kinzinger Senators Introduce Huntington’s Disease Parity Act

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16) and Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) reintroduced the Huntington’s Disease Parity Act, which would ensure Medicare coverage is made available to people with Huntington’s Disease immediately after qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance. Huntington’s is a hereditary nervous system disorder... Read more »

Pascrell Votes to Protect Americans with Pre-existing Conditions

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) voted in support of the Protecting Americans with Pre-existing Conditions Act (H.R. 986), which passed the House of Representatives 230-to-183. The bill reverses the Trump administration's cuts to Affordable Care Act (ACA) outreach efforts, rolls back the administration's expansion of short-term health plans, and increases subsidies for ACA marketplace... Read more »

Pascrell Votes to Lower Prescription Drug Pricing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) lauded House passage of two bills that would improve transparency for prescription drugs. H.R.1503, the Orange Book Transparency Act of 2019 would help to ensure that the FDA Orange Book, which lists approved prescription drugs, provides up-to-date information on brand drug and patent exclusivity. This change will making it easier fo... Read more »

Pascrell, Rooney, Hatch, and Casey Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Tom Rooney (R-FL-17) and Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statements after introducing the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Reauthorization Act of 2018 in the Senate and House of Representatives. The legislation extends the federal TBI program through 2024. It also authorizes resources to boost the CDC’s recent e... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $3.3M Award for Paterson Community Health Center

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $3,336,144 to the Paterson Community Health Center to provide primary health care to low-income residents. "The Paterson Community Health Center provides vital healthcare services to those in our community who need it most. With this federal grant, the center’s staff can continue t... Read more »

Pascrell Heralds the Start of Health Care Open Enrollment

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PATERSON, NJ – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. urged all Americans to use this short six-week open enrollment period to sign up for their 2019 health coverage and offered resources for help to do so. The marketplaces will be open from November 1st to December 15th, 2018. “Today marks the beginning of open enrollment for healthcare coverage,” said Rep. Pascrell. “I strongly urge all New Jerseya... Read more »

Pascrell Celebrates Passage of Alternatives to Opioids Legislation

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) celebrated the final passage of H.R. 5197, the Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) in the Emergency Department Act. Pascrell is the primary House sponsor of the legislation which is modeled on an innovative program that reduces the use of opioids, pioneered at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. Sens. Booker and Menendez are the s... Read more »

House Passes Pascrell Alternatives to Opioids Legislation

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U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today applauded the passage in the House of Representatives of H.R. 5197, the Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) in the Emergency Department Act. Pascrell is the primary House sponsor of the legislation which is modeled on an innovative program that reduces the use of opioids, pioneered at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. “I am heart... Read more »

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