Health Care

Recent events such as the coronavirus have proven that every American should have access to quality, affordable health care.  That is why I strongly support the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and bills that improve the Act's ability to cover more Americans.  New Jersey residents have benefitted tremendousbly from the ACA.  Since it was enacted, nearly 3.1 million New Jerseyans have received a free preventative service, like cancer screenings; 73,000 young people in New Jersey have gained access to care under their parents' health plan until the age of 26; and the average New Jerseyan on Medicare will save up to $16,000 on prescription drug costs.

I will continue to work hard to reduce health disparities in New Jersey and around the world. I have led efforts to increase education and public awareness about the importance that HIV testing and preventative cancer screenings play in saving lives. Furthermore, I strongly support community health centers and school-based health centers because they provide quality healthcare to underserved populations in communities across New Jersey's Tenth Congressional District.

More on Health Care

July 13, 2021 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

May 14, 2021 Press Release

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April 16, 2021 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. re-introduced the Amputation Reduction and Compassion (ARC) Act today.  The bipartisan bill requires Medicare, Medicaid, and plans sold on the federal healthcare exchanges to fully cover screening tests for beneficiaries who are at-risk of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). 

April 15, 2021 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

March 31, 2021 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

March 25, 2021 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

March 17, 2021 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov