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.

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October 26, 2021 Press Release

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

October 8, 2021 Press Release

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Rep. Payne, Jr. greets Vice President Kamala Harris

 

October 1, 2021 Press Release

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September 30, 2021 Press Release

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September 29, 2021 Press Release

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September 24, 2021 Press Release

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September 14, 2021 Press Release

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August 23, 2021 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. issued the following statement today regarding the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to formally approve the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.  The action allows millions of Americans to feel safer about getting vaccinated and helps American companies and organizations promote vaccinations to improve worker safety.        

August 17, 2021 Press Release

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August 16, 2021 Press Release

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