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Pascrell Hails Medical Device Decision to Grow Patient Safety

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, today celebrated new action by the Accredited Standards Committee X12 moving the nation one step closer to including Unique Device Identifiers (UDI) on medical claims forms. The panel formally recommended the change to the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), a Department of Health and Hum...

Pascrell Hails Medicare Decision to Cover At-Home Covid Tests

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised a decision this morning by the Biden administration that Medicare will now cover the cost of at-home COVID-19 tests for beneficiaries. The decision heeds a direct request by Reps. Pascrell and Scott Peters (D-CA-52) urgently demanding this policy change. “Medicare recipients make up nearly one-fifth of all Americans. As the covid virus continues...

Pascrell, Peters Press Medicare to Cover Covid Tests

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Scott Peters (D-CA-52) are calling on the Biden administration to provide full reimbursement to Medicare recipients who purchase at-home COVID-19 tests. Recently, the Biden administration required commercial insurers to cover the cost of at-home covid tests. “We write today to urge you to take immediate action to ensure that those covered by Medicare hav...

Pascrell Lauds House Passage of Medicare Protections

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated the passage of S. 610, the Protecting Medicare & American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act, legislation that delays harsh cuts to Medicare as Congress works to permanently stabilize the program. As a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Pascrell led efforts to include language in the legislation providing for a one-year delay of...

Pascrell, Larson, Davis Urgently Probe Mail Delay Impact on Social Security

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Acting to protect seniors, Subcommittee on Oversight Chair Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Subcommittee on Social Security Chair John B. Larson (D-CT-01), and Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support Chair Danny Davis (D-IL-07), all members of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today asked the Social Security Administration (SSA) to assess how the systemic mail delays at the United Sta...

Pascrell Announces 5.9 Percent Social Security Benefit Increase for 2022

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for roughly 70 million Americans will increase 5.9 percent in 2022. The 5.9 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2022. Increased payments to approximately 8 million SSI bene...

Larson, Pascrell React To OIG Report Showing Alarming Mail Backlog At The Social Security Administration

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Today, House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (D-CT-01) and House Ways and Means Oversight Committee Chairman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-09) reacted to the alarming report from the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General revealing a significant backlog of unprocessed mail at the Social Security Administration during the COVID-19 pandemic: “The Ins...

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 Celebrates Firing of Social Security Head

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, this evening celebrated President Joe Biden’s firing of Social Security Administration Commissioner Andrew Saul and the resignation of Deputy Commissioner David Black. Pascrell was the first House member to call for their ouster and had been demanding the move for months to protect Social Se...

Pascrell Supports Legislation to Fix Social Security WEP Provision, Improve Public Employees’ Retirement Security

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, praised the reintroduction of the Public Servants Protection and Fairness Act of 2021, legislation to fix the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) for future retirees and provide meaningful relief to current WEP retirees. The bill ensures that public servants across the nation can retir...

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