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Jul 18, 2014

Advocates Lobby Congress To Close Medicare Loophole For Colonoscopy Coverage

A coalition of advocacy groups focused on colorectal cancer asked Congress to fix the loophole in Medicare coverage of colonoscopies, led by Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-N.J.), Rep. Dent (R-PA), and Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.)..

Jul 16, 2014

Advocates Join Reps. Payne Jr., Dent, Lance Calling for Legislation to Remove Cost Barriers to Colon Cancer Screening for Seniors

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) joined more than 30 colon and rectal cancer advocates and survivors are on Capitol Hill today calling for members of Congress to support legislation to ensure that cost is not a barrier for Medicare beneficiaries trying to access lifesaving colon cancer screenings.

Jul 15, 2014

Morgan Stanley hopes Newark program improves kids' wellness

A Newark pilot program launched this summer by Morgan Stanley hopes to impact the health of inner-city youngsters by creating the kind of wellness environment that many suburban communities take for granted.

Jun 30, 2014

Payne Deeply Disappointed in SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released a statement following the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, allowing for-profit corporations to exclude birth control coverage in their employees' insurance plans:

Jun 29, 2014

Staying on the path to discovery

Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. has co-sponsored legislation in support of Alzheimer’s disease research funding to benefit over 5 million Americans. Recently, he co-sponsored H.R. 4351—Alzheimer’s Accountability Act--that would ensure that Congress will know what the scientists need to find an effective Alzheimer’s treatment.

May 30, 2014

Payne Requests President Obama Correct Unfair Medicare Policy for Polyp Removal During Life-Saving Cancer Screenings

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) led a letter to President Barack Obama requesting a change in Medicare coverage of polyp removal during a colonoscopy screening.

May 30, 2014

Payne Requests President Obama Correct Unfair Medicare Policy for Polyp Removal During Life-Saving Cancer Screenings

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting a change in Medicare coverage of polyp removal during a colonoscopy screening. Under the current healthcare law, a private insurer cannot impose cost-sharing with respect to a polyp removal during a colonoscopy performed as a screening procedure.

Apr 22, 2014

Payne Releases Report: Ryan Republican Budget a Recipe for Disaster for Communities of Color

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released a report today detailing how the Ryan Republican Budget would undermine the economic security of communities of color.

Apr 2, 2014

Payne, Lance Send Bipartisan Letter to Appropriations Committee Requesting Funding for Colorectal Cancer Research

Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Leonard Lance (NJ-07) led a bipartisan letter, with 29 other Members of Congress, to the Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, requesting that the subcommittee maintain colorectal cancer as eligible for research funding under the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP).

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