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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January 27, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:    Patrick Wright -- (202) 225-3436 -- patrick.wright@mail.house.gov

January 17, 2020 Press Release

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December 13, 2019 Press Release

Media Contact:    Patrick Wright -- (202) 225-3436 -- patrick.wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. scored one of his most significant legislative achievements on December 12, 2019, when the U.S. House of Representatives passed his Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screenings Act (H.R. 1570) as part of the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R.3).

November 22, 2019 Press Release

Media Contact:    Patrick Wright -- (202) 225-3436 -- patrick.wright@mail.house.gov

October 29, 2019 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright -- (202) 225-3436 -- Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

 

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. wants to reduce the costs of life-saving prescription drugs for all Americans.

September 10, 2019 Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                                                                    Media Contact:
September 10, 2019                                                                                                            Patrick Wright
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March 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), joined by Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24), introduced H.R. 1765, the Donald Payne Sr. Colorectal Cancer Detection Act of 2019. This legislation would extend Medicare coverage to include FDA-approved blood-based colorectal cancer screening tests. 

 

March 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today introduced a House resolution to designate March 2019 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women combined in the United States. New Jersey’s first African-American Member of Congress, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Sr., passed away from colorectal cancer seven years ago today.

 

March 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10), joined by Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL-13), Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-VA-4), and Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV-1) introduced the bipartisan Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2019. The bill would remove financial barriers to life-saving colorectal cancer screenings and treatment for Medicare beneficiaries. The bill has bipartisan support, with more than 100 Members of Congress joining as original cosponsors.