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

April 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans will speak about the importance of expanding access to fresh, healthy foods for everyone in our communities during a panel at the 5th Annual Broccoli City Music Festival in Washington, D.C. on May 5, 2017.

Broccoli City is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide millennials with the tools and skills they will need to build successful, sustainable urban communities. To celebrate the 5th year of the Broccoli City Music Festival this year’s conference theme will be “Building Broccoli Cities.”

April 3, 2017 In The News

When it looked like the Republican health-care bill would come to a vote, freshman Rep. Dwight Evans said at a town-hall meeting Sunday in Philadelphia, he was ready to vote against it. The Trump administration's proposed budget? Terrible for America's cities, said Evans. And when it was revealed that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had met with Russia's ambassador before the election and hadn't disclosed that fact at his Senate confirmation hearing, Evans called for the attorney general to resign.

March 30, 2017 Video
March 27, 2017 In The News

A recent meet-and-great with Lower Merion’s new congressman turned into discussions primarily dealing with issues surrounding immigration, healthcare and newly elected President Donald Trump. About 150 people packed into the Merion Tribute House March 13, hours before a snowstorm hit, to meet with Dwight Evans (D-PA2). Evans won the seat in Congress in November after having been a member of the Pennsylvania State House since 1981.

March 27, 2017 In The News

Congressman Dwight Evans Op-Ed:

Last week marked the seven-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. A law that many argue is one of the crowning achievements of President Barack Obama’s legacy.

March 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans will host his first Town Hall, in his series of Town Hall and community meetings throughout the Second Congressional District on Sunday, April 2. 

Congressman Dwight Evans is inviting all residents in Pennsylvania’s Second Congressional District to join him for a Town Hall Meeting on Sunday, April 2 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Drexel University. The meeting will take place in the Bossone Research Center’s Mitchell Auditorium located at 3140 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

March 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans released the following statement after House Republicans, under the leadership of Speaker Ryan and President Trump, pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from the House floor. 

March 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C -- Today, members of the Executive Committee of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) met with President Trump at the White House to discuss the key issues plaguing the African American community.

March 17, 2017 In The News

Ever heard the term middle neighborhoods? If you haven’t, you have likely visited, lived in or driven through one more recently than you think.

March 17, 2017 In The News

In reading through the new budget proposal I am reminded of a question President Trump asked this summer when he was speaking to the African American community at a rally in Philadelphia. The President asked the question: “What do you have to lose?”

This is what we have to lose:

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