Skip to Content
 

news

 

Social Security & Medicare

Pascrell Demands Social Security Support Public Servants

| Posted in Press Releases

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, reported H.R. 82, the Social Security Fairness Act out of committee and spoke strongly in favor of protecting Social Security during a Ways and Means markup hearing. “Millions of retired first responders, teachers, and other public servants have suffered under the Windfall…

Pascrell Legislation to Expand Medicare Mental Services Passes Committee

| Posted in Press Releases

Legislation to expand Medicare mental health coverage by creating a new benefit category sponsored by U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) has been unanimously approved by the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee. H.R. 8878, sponsored by Reps. Pascrell, Judy Chu (D-CA-27), and Adrian Smith (R-NE-03) now heads to the full House of Representatives for its consideration. “Good…

Pascrell, Chu, Smith Introduce Legislation to Expand Medicare Outpatient Mental Services

| Posted in Press Releases

U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Judy Chu (D-CA-27), and Adrian Smith (R-NE-03), members of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, have introduced H.R. 8878, legislation to expand Medicare mental health coverage by creating a new benefit category for intensive outpatient programs (IOPs). “Providing complete health care demands not just coverage for physical health, but…

Pascrell Pursues Possible Phony Medicare Billing by Hospital Behemoth

| Posted in Press Releases

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, has called on U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Beccerra to probe possible Medicare fraud by the HCA Healthcare chain. “I write regarding alleged fraud and staffing issues at HCA Healthcare (HCA) facilities,” Chairman Pascrell writes. “In light of reports that…

Pascrell Backs Senior Medicare Protections

| Posted in Press Releases

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a senior member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today supported advancing H.R. 8487, the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act, sending it to the full House for consideration. “American seniors need more barriers to their health care like they need a shingles diagnosis,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Unnecessary delays in the…

Pascrell Backs Senior Medicare Protections

| Posted in Press Releases

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a senior member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today supported advancing H.R. 8487, the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act, sending it to the full House for consideration. “American seniors need more barriers to their health care like they need a shingles diagnosis,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Unnecessary delays in the…

Pascrell Hails Medical Device Decision to Grow Patient Safety

| Posted in Press Releases

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…

Pascrell Hails Medicare Decision to Cover At-Home Covid Tests

| Posted in Press Releases

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…

Pascrell, Peters Press Medicare to Cover Covid Tests

| Posted in Press Releases

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…

Pascrell Lauds House Passage of Medicare Protections

| Posted in Press Releases

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…

    Back to top