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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PHILADELPHIA (July 16, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) announced he has secured nearly $6.3 million in federal funding for eight Philadelphia community projects in annual spending bills that are moving forward in the House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON (June 10, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) announced that his requests for $19.6 million in federal funding for seven Philadelphia transportation projects have advanced to the full House of Representatives.
Evans’ requests are included in a bill that the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved today.
PHILADELPHIA (May 12, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) announced he has submitted 17 community project and transportation member-directed project requests for the 3rd District.
PHILADELPHIA (March 31, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) on Tuesday announced his Housing Is Essential plan for more than $63 billion in new federal affordable housing funding. He was joined by western Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Doyle (D-PA-18th) and housing advocates from across the state who support the plan.
PHILADELPHIA (March 18, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) announced the U.S. House of Representatives will accept limited member requests for Community Project Funding in appropriations bills for the upcoming fiscal year.
WASHINGTON (March 10, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) today voted for the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, helping to put the Covid relief and economic rescue bill over the top in the House and send it to President Biden’s desk.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and U.S. Representative Dwight Evans (D-PA-03) are introducing the Resources for Victims of Gun Violence Act. This legislation would establish an interagency Advisory Council to gather and disseminate information about the resources, programs and benefits that can help victims of gun violence—including survivors and the families, classmates, coworkers and other associates of individuals affected by gun violence. More than 100 Americans die from gun violence each day and over 230 more are wounded.
WASHINGTON (Feb. 4, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) has been appointed to an added role in his second term on the influential House Ways and Means Committee. In addition to serving on the Ways and Means Subcommittees on Health and on Worker and Family Support, Evans will also now serve on the Subcommittee on Oversight.
PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 12, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) issued the following statement on the proposed merger of Jefferson Health and Albert Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia and the region: