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

September 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Sept. 11, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) is standing up for the greater Philadelphia region, arguing that more than 550 medical residency slots should stay in the region after the closure of Hahnemann Hospital – not be scattered across the country.

August 13, 2019 E-Newsletter

One of the issues that Philadelphians call or email me about the most is health care. Here’s an update on what’s been happening with this vital issue in Washington. 

In our first 200 days in power, the new Democratic majority in the House has passed several bills to protect Americans’ health care and lower the cost of prescription drugs -- including insulin, which is crucial for thousands of Philadelphians with diabetes.  

July 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (July 24, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) said the House of Representatives is poised to pass a bill today that would protect the pensions of 1.3 million workers and retirees, including thousands of current and retired Acme workers in the Philadelphia region.

As a  member of the influential House Ways and Means Committee, Evans co-sponsored and helped to advance the Butch Lewis Act (H.R. 397).

June 28, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (June 28, 2019) – In an effort to ensure that Hahnemann continues to keeps it doors open to serve those most in need, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), alongside U.S. Representatives Brendan Boyle (D-PA-2), Dwight Evans (D-PA-3) and Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA-5), is calling on Hahnemann Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children owner Joel Freedman to reverse course on the planned closure.

June 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (June 26, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) said he is working with other federal, city and state officials to make sure that the workers at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions and Philadelphia residents are treated fairly in the wake of the refinery fire and the announcement of the facility’s closure.

May 29, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) today held a news conference at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia to release a report on the prices of diabetes drugs for seniors and the uninsured in Pennsylvania’s 3rd Congressional District.

May 28, 2019 Press Release

On Wednesday, May 29 at 10 a.m., Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) will release a report on the prices of diabetes drugs for seniors and the uninsured in Pennsylvania’s 3rd Congressional District.

 

May 8, 2019 Press Release

PA Congressional Leaders Introduce Measure To Help Victims Of Gun Violence Identify And Access Resources To Meet Their Needs

April 9, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) today voted to advance a bill that would help rein in the high cost of prescription drugs.

“I know that many Philadelphians struggle with the high cost of their medicine, and this bill would take several important steps to make those prices more affordable. Today I shared with the committee the story of Chase, a 10-year-old Philadelphian who has diabetes,” Evans said. “There’s more to be done, but this bill is a good start.”

April 2, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) today voted to advance two bills that would help many workers: the SECURE Act, a bill to bring retirement security to more small business employees, and the BRIDGE for Workers Act, a bill to help unemployed people get re-employment services.

Evans serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees taxes, trade, Social Security and Medicare. The committee voted out both bills today.

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