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

March 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans released the following statement in response to President Trump’s first budget proposal.

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?”

March 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans released the following statement after the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported this week that under the Republican health care law 14 million Americans stand to lose their health care in 2018.

March 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans spoke on the House Floor today to highlight the number of people in the Second Congressional District who stand to lose their health coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

Here is what repealing the Affordable Care Act means for Pennsylvania’s Second Congressional District:

 

  • 369,000 Philadelphians who receive health coverage from their employer could lose consumer protections.

 

March 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans released the following statement after House Republicans unveiled their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act:

March 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- This week Congressman Dwight Evans was the keynote speaker at the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s Congressional Dinner during the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s National Legislative Conference in D.C.

The House Agriculture Committee, which Congressman Evans serves on, is continuing its work to reauthorize the Farm Bill in advance of its expiration next fall.

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