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.
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Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after the Republican “skinny repeal” bill failed in the Senate early this morning.
“What happened on the Senate Floor is not a victory but a much needed opportunity for President Trump and Republicans in both the House and Senate to focus on the needs of the American people,” Congressman Evans said. “I’ve long said there is a big difference between governing and campaigning. It’s time for the Republican Party and the President to govern.”
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced the Addiction Recovery for Rural Communities (ARRC) Act, a bipartisan bill that will help rural communities bolster their efforts to fight the opioid and addiction epidemic. Joining Congresswoman Bustos to lead the legislation in the House are Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01), Roger Marshall (KS-01) and Dwight Evans (PA-02) – all fellow members of the House Agriculture Committee. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Luther Strange (R-AL) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) also introduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate.
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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.
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after Senate Republican Leadership unveiled a draft of their healthcare bill.
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.
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.”
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.