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

November 19, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. introduced a House resolution today to declare January 21st, 2021 a National Day of Mourning for all the Americans who have died from the COVID-19 coronavirus.  The day would include a moment of silence and ask President-Elect Joe Biden to issue an order for American flags to fly at half-staff in commemoration.    

November 19, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.’s bill to reimburse schools for coronavirus emergency protective equipment passed the House this week as part of the FEMA Assistance Relief Act (H.R. 8266). 

November 16, 2020 Press Release

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

October 30, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. introduced the Pandemic Planning and Response for Schools Act today.  The bill would “require the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education to create a public plan for the continuation of education during a public health emergency.”    

October 16, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. took two key actions today to protect Americans who are at risk of losing a limb due to a pre-existing condition. 

October 8, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. is concerned that colorectal cancer is not receiving the proper attention nationwide for funding and research on treatments.  Colorectal cancer is second only to lung cancer in the number of U.S. cancer deaths every year. 

October 1, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. was proud to vote for the latest version of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act today to support Americans as well as state and local governments during this public health and economic crisis. 

October 1, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. wants seniors to have more access to online medical services so they can get critical health care and prescriptions during the coronavirus public health crisis.  

September 25, 2020 Press Release

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

September 17, 2020 Press Release

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