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Representative Dwight Evans

Representing the 2nd District of Pennsylvania

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 way 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

June 26, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Dwight Evans released the following statement after the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported that under the Senate Republican healthcare bill 22 million Americans stand to lose their coverage.

June 22, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after Senate Republican Leadership unveiled a draft of their healthcare bill.

May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2017) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement today after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their updated analysis on the Republican American Health Care Act (AHCA).

On May 4, 2017 under Republican leadership the AHCA passed the House of Representatives. Today, twenty days after this disastrous bill passed the House the CBO has officially released their overview of how many people stand to lose coverage and quality of care under the AHCA.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2017) – Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement on how President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request is another attempt by the Administration to cut resources that America’s Middle Neighborhoods rely on to remain competitive.

“The President talks about putting country first yet his budget does no such thing,” Congressman Evans said. “There is a big difference between campaigning and governing. It’s time for the Trump Administration to demonstrate they know how to govern. We have yet to see them do so.”

May 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) hosted a congressional briefing in D.C. to bring together a group of stakeholders who are working on the city, state and federal level to put policies in place that help strengthen our Middle Neighborhoods.

Middle Neighborhoods are neighborhoods caught between bust and boom. They are neighborhoods where housing is stable enough and homebuyers are willing to test the odds in the hopes that these neighborhoods will tilt towards growth rather than tip towards decline.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after proudly voting “No” on H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

April 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after a one-week stopgap spending bill to fund and keep the government open until next week passed the House.

Leading Republicans in both the House and Senate claim they are close to an agreement on a spending bill that funds the government through September but need more time to finalize the details within their party.

April 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Last Friday, Congressman Dwight Evans sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt detailing how the Trump Administration’s plans to cut fundamental EPA programs will have a negative impact on children and our most vulnerable communities in Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and across the country.