Health Care

Every American should have access to quality, affordable health care, which is why I strongly support the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Since ACA's enactment, 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 about $4,2000 from 2011 to 2021 - and those with high prescription drug costs will save up to $16,000.

I will continue to work hard for you 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 in providing quality healthcare to underserved populations in communities across New Jersey's Tenth Congressional District.

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April 2, 2020 Press Release

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

April 1, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. issued the following statement regarding the decision of mayors in East Orange, Irvington, Newark and Orange to combine their city’s efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

March 29, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. is extremely angry with the lack of urgency in the Trump administration’s efforts to deal with the nation’s coronavirus crisis.  The Congressman said the President failed to deliver crucial supplies to hospitals and health care centers quickly, showed personal bias in how he appropriates those supplies to states, and refused to use all the powers at his disposal to prevent and treat American victims of this disease.        

March 27, 2020 Press Release

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

March 26, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released this statement today regarding the Senate passage of the third coronavirus stimulus aid bill. 

March 23, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. praised the Affordable Care Act (ACA) today on its 10th anniversary for the financial and medical security it has provided to the nation’s residents.  The Act was signed into law 2010 and helps protect 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions from possibly losing their health insurance.  The ACA is particularly important now as the country battles to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.     

March 16, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. will suspend all in-person meetings temporarily to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease.  His offices will remain open to help constituents if they need assistance with a federal agency, particularly if they call the office with their requests.  But interactions with people will be kept to a minimum in the interest of public safety.         

March 14, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act early this morning to help Americans handle the economic effects of the coronavirus.  The bill would provide billions in financial assistance to all 50 states, including $810 million in additional Medicaid funding to New Jersey.    

Rep. Payne, Jr. said the country needed the funding to support Americans who are suffering from the global pandemic.     

March 13, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. issued the follow statement today after President Trump invoked the Stafford Act and declared a national state of emergency to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. 

March 11, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today for awarding $1.5 million in grant funding to New Jersey to test for lead in the drinking water of all city schools and childcare facilities.