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February 18, 2017 Press Release

DEARBORN, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today joined doctors, nurses, patients and administrators at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn to discuss the importance of protecting the Affordable Care Act and the impact ACA repeal would have on hospitals and patients. Since the ACA was enacted in 2010, the uninsured rate in Michigan has fallen by more than 50 percent, with 695,000 residents gaining coverage.

February 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Barbara Comstock (VA-10), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus, today joined doctors, experts and advocates for the first caucus meeting of the 115th Congress. Panelists including Bill Couzens of Less Cancer and Lisa McGovern of the Prevent Cancer Foundation focused on the latest developments in the field of cancer prevention. 

January 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) is reminding individuals who need health insurance – or want to explore new plans for 2017 – that they can still sign up for coverage until the January 31st deadline. This comes after the Trump Administration halted all advertising and other outreach activities for the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the critical last few days of Open Enrollment. 

January 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – As the nation debates changes to the health care system, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today joined Michigan families, health care providers and labor leaders at Western Wayne Family Health Centers to discuss how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) impacts Michigan.

 

January 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Recently elected to her second term serving Michigan’s 12th Congressional District, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) was appointed by her colleagues yesterday evening to serve on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (E&C) in the 115th Congress. The influential E&C Committee has broad jurisdiction over issues including commerce and trade, energy policy, environmental quality, telecommunications, consumer protections, automotive safety and health care.

November 30, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCU.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today voted in support of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act, a package of bills that dedicates $6.3 billion over 10 years to fund critical biomedical research and fight the opioid epidemic. The legislation also includes much-needed mental health reforms.  

September 16, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-12th District) recently announced that the Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services in Dearborn will receive a $555,711 Navigator grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The Navigator program supports community organizations that provide local, in-person assistance to help consumers browse, shop, and enroll in health insurance through the marketplace ahead of open enrollment for 2017, which runs from Nov. 1 to Jan. 31, 2017.

September 7, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced that the Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services (ACCESS) in Dearborn will receive a $555,711 Navigator grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Navigator program supports community organizations which provide local in-person assistance to help consumers browse, shop, and enroll in health insurance through the Marketplace ahead of open enrollment for 2017, which runs from November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. 

May 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today voted for the House amendment to S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016, a bipartisan package of bills aimed at preventing and treating opioid addiction. The opioid epidemic is taking a toll on communities across the country with 78 Americans dying every day from an opioid overdose. The legislation passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 400 to 5, and will now be considered by a conference committee to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate bills.

April 29, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) joined Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) in introducing “Jessie’s Law,” a bipartisan bill named after Michigan resident Jessie Grubb who tragically died earlier this year of an opioid overdose. Jessie’s Law would help ensure doctors have access to a consenting patient’s prior history of addiction in order to make fully informed care and treatment decisions.