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

January 12, 2018 Press Release

This weekend, to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King Martin Luther King Jr. and his lasting impact on our neighborhoods Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) will keynote two ‘Conversation with Your Congressman’ events to highlight how the GOP Tax Scam runs counter to the society we want to live in.

December 20, 2017 Press Release

Today Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after voting ‘No’ on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act again because the report sent to the Senate violated the Senate’s Byrd rule, which prohibits the tax overhaul package from losing revenue outside the budget window.

December 19, 2017 Press Release

Today Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after voting ‘No’ on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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December 4, 2017 In The News

For the first time in a decade, the number of hungry people on the planet is on the rise. The United Nations estimates the number of food-insecure people at 815 million in 2017—up from 777 million just two years ago.

November 16, 2017 Press Release

Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02), released the following statement after voting “No” on the destructive Republican tax plan.

November 14, 2017 Video
November 8, 2017 Press Release

Earlier this week, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) took to the House Floor to speak about the City of Philadelphia’s new Hub of Hope program, an initiative to address homelessness throughout the city.  

With a 26% poverty rate, our city has the highest rate of poverty of the major U.S. cities, a dubious statistic which I stand determined to turn-around. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, more than 6,000 people are homeless in the City of Philadelphia and 15,000 people are homeless in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

November 7, 2017 Press Release

This week, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) joined with Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH), Congressman Ryan Costello (R-PA), and Congressman Donald McEachin (D-VA) to introduce comprehensive legislation to incentivize food service providers such as grocers, retailers, and nonprofits to help eradicate food deserts.

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