Each and every American should have access to reliable, affordable health care.
I arrived in Congress in November 2016 and since then have gone on a hospital and medical center tour throughout Pennsylvania’s Second Congressional District. From Temple University Hospital to Einstein to Lankenau I have listened to doctors, nurses and patients to learn what they think about our nation’s healthcare system.
In March 2017, the House majority party officially released the American Health Care Act (AHCA), their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
I strongly oppose the American Health Care Act, as I simply cannot support a piece of legislation that takes care away from the most vulnerable Americans—the poor, our seniors, people with pre-existing conditions and our working class families.
As passed by the House and now pending in the Senate, the AHCA bill would allow insurers to reinstitute lifetime limit coverage and lift the cap on out of pocket expenses, harming consumers. In addition, the legislation weakens important patient protections by allowing states to waive the essential health benefits, such as visits to the doctor, emergency room care, materials and newborn care, and lab tests.
Americans deserve health care that provides quality coverage at a reasonable cost. I will continue to remain a strong advocate for a health care law that gives everyone in our community the access and resources needed to keep themselves and their families healthy and safe.
For more information about my work on Health, please contact my office.
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WASHINGTON (Sept. 17, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) is pushing to include substantial renter and homeowner aid in a potential congressional Covid-19 relief deal.
Today Evans released his “Making Housing Matter” plan, which would provide both immediate relief and long-term funding.
WASHINGTON (Aug. 22, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) will vote to pass the ‘Delivering for America Act,’ which prohibits the U.S. Postal Service from implementing any changes to operations or level of service it had in place on January 1, 2020.
PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 18, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) will visit four Post Office locations along with affected Philadelphia residents in his fight to save the U.S. Postal Service from the egregious and admitted attacks by the president.
WASHINGTON (Aug. 14, 2020) – New legislation would require mortgage servicers to inform homeowners – up-front – that they may be eligible to request forbearance due to pandemic-related financial hardship. The legislation would ensure borrowers are aware of emergency mortgage relief provided by Congress, helping the roughly one-third of homeowners not covered by this requirement in the CARES Act that passed in March.
PHILADELPHIA (July 29, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) will host an online town hall on housing rights and relief programs from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30 with representatives of four agencies and organizations.
“This is an opportunity for Philadelphia renters and homeowners to learn more about your rights as well as programs that can help you avoid eviction or foreclosure,” Evans said.
I invite you to RSVP now and join me on Facebook Live this Thursday, July 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for a town hall on housing rights and relief! This is an opportunity for Philadelphia renters and homeowners to learn more about your rights as well as programs that can help you avoid eviction or foreclosure.
I invite you to join me on Facebook Live this Wednesday, July 15 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a town hall on equity and civil rights!
Philadelphia, Pa. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and U.S. Congressman Dwight Evans (D-Pa. 3rd) are launching a bicameral, bipartisan effort to help small businesses that were damaged or destroyed during recent nationwide incidents of civil unrest related to the death of George Floyd.
Too many Philadelphia schools have had dangerous problems like asbestos, lead or mold, and hazards like those are a concern in many schools across the country. That’s why I have been focused on making sure the House would pass my school-repair plan, the Rehabilitation of Historic Schools Act, and another one that I strongly support as part of a sweeping infrastructure package, the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2).