More on Seniors
DEARBORN – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) this week celebrated two important milestones for improving long-term care for seniors in southeast Michigan – the expansion of the Huron Valley PACE facility in Ypsilanti and the grand opening of a new PACE Southeast Michigan facility in Dearborn. PACE, which stands for Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, helps older adults live independently at home by providing comprehensive health care and support services for seniors all in one place.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on House passage of the FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act.
“Over the last six months, we have been asked to vote on five short-term continuing resolutions that simply kicked the can down the road and failed to provide certainty to families and businesses. We received the final text of the Omnibus less than 24 hours before being asked to vote on it today to avoid a government shutdown. We must stop governing by crisis.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today delivered the following opening statement at the first meeting of the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pensions.
“Thank you Mr. Chairman. It’s an honor to be here with you and with Chairman Brown on an issue that is so important.
DEARBORN, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today was appointed to the newly-created Joint Select Committee on Solvency and Multiemployer Pensions by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. The Joint Select Committee will provide recommendations and legislative language to significantly improve the solvency of multiemployer pension plans and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, which has been a priority for Democrats in the budget negotiations.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today introduced the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Reauthorization Act of 2018, which increases federal funding to support regional health care systems in preparing for natural disasters and other threats. The Hospital Preparedness Program, created after September 11th, is the only federal funding source that supports efforts by regional health care systems to improve preparedness and readiness.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on House Republicans’ tax plan.
YPSILANTI, MI – After months of fighting back against attempts by the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and end Medicaid as we know it, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today joined Michigan United and local leaders to discuss the importance of the Medicaid program to senior citizens, children and the disabled in Michigan.
DEARBORN, MI - U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on media reports that found widespread health and safety deficiencies in Michigan nursing homes, according to federal data.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), along with Michigan Reps. Sander Levin (MI-09), John Conyers (MI-13), Dan Kildee (MI-05) and Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma strongly urging reconsideration of the harmful cuts to the Michigan navigator organizations.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force, today introduced the Medicare Hearing Aid Coverage Act of 2017 that would expand Medicare to cover hearing aids for beneficiaries. Hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic condition in the United States, but the vast majority of seniors who need hearing aids do not get them because they cannot afford the high cost. Medicare does not currently cover hearing aids, which can range in cost from $3,000 - $7,000.