Health

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.

More on Health

July 2, 2020 E-Newsletter

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).

July 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON (July 2, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) announced the House has passed his school-repair plan as well as a complementary school-repair plan he has advocated. The legislation passed Wednesday as part of a sweeping infrastructure package, the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2).

June 5, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (June 5, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) is pushing for urgent help for small businesses in Philadelphia and many other U.S. communities that now face a steeper road to recovery because of both the pandemic and recent looting.

May 19, 2020 E-Newsletter

On Friday, I voted for the Heroes Act, a sweeping Covid-19 relief bill. It passed the House of Representatives on a bipartisan vote.

I believe we need an urgent federal response that is equal to the crisis we face. Unemployment and food-bank lines have reached levels not seen since the Great Depression.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON (May 15, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) will vote for the Heroes Act, a sweeping Covid-19 relief bill the House of Representatives is expected to pass later today.

April 30, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (April 30, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) today called for universal mandatory Covid-19 testing and for President Trump to use the Defense Production Act to have manufacturers produce the necessary testing supplies.

Evans is a member of the influential House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees Medicare and much of the U.S. health-care system, along with handling legislation relating to taxes, trade and Social Security.

April 29, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (April 29, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) is urging Gov. Tom Wolf and Mayor Jim Kenney to include the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium as part of a coordinated city and state strategy to reach the highly vulnerable African American community.

 

Evans sent a letter to Wolf and Kenney urging the consortium be included and outlining his concerns.

 

April 23, 2020 Press Release

(VIDEO of his testimony, about 2 minutes: https://youtu.be/STq_lpxgOYU?t=2287)

WASHINGTON (April 23, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03), vice chair of the House Small Business Committee, testified today in the committee’s hearing on priorities for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created last month under the CARES Act.

April 21, 2020 Press Release

HOWARD, PA — Today, Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) and Rep. Dwight Evans (PA-03) introduced the Giving Retailers and Our Convenience Employees Relief, or GROCER Act. The bill would establish a federal tax holiday for grocery and convenience store employees from February 15 through June 15 for individuals making less than $75,000 annually. The bill would also provide discretion to the Treasury to extend this benefit for an additional three months. 

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