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Representative Dwight Evans

Representing the 2nd District of Pennsylvania
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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

February 16, 2018 In The News

The Trump administration has pursued a dirty war on clean water. As a member of Congress I’ve spoken out against their efforts to rollback policies, like the Clean Water Rule because they ignore science and put Americans’ health at risk by endangering their drinking water.

February 14, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) and Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) introduced legislation to reauthorize the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI).  The Healthy Food Financing Initiative Reauthorization Act of 2018 authorizes $125 million to provide loans, grants and financing opportunities for food retailers, farmers markets, cooperatives and others who face barriers to carrying and selling fresh fruits and vegetables.

February 9, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after voting “Yes” on the budget deal brought before the House this morning:

January 22, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after voting “No” on the Continuing Resolution brought before the House today:

January 20, 2018 Press Release

What Does the Government Shutdown Mean for PA-02 Residents? 

January 20, 2018 Press Release

Today, on the one year anniversary of the Trump Presidency, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) issued the following statement about the implications of the destructive Republican government shutdown to Philadelphia and Montgomery County residents.

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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