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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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July 26, 2017 Press Release

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.

May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today joined 195 House colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump reminding him that millions of working families around the nation are relying on him to continue paying the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments. Since taking office, President Trump has raised doubts about the future of these payments, which help seven million hardworking Americans and their families afford their out-of-pocket health care costs, such as deductibles and copays, through the ACA Marketplace.

May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today joined 195 House colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump reminding him that millions of working families around the nation are relying on him to continue paying the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments. Since taking office, President Trump has raised doubts about the future of these payments, which help seven million hardworking Americans and their families afford their out-of-pocket health care costs, such as deductibles and copays, through the ACA Marketplace.

May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today joined 195 House colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump reminding him that millions of working families around the nation are relying on him to continue paying the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments. Since taking office, President Trump has raised doubts about the future of these payments, which help seven million hardworking Americans and their families afford their out-of-pocket health care costs, such as deductibles and copays, through the ACA Marketplace.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCU.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today released the following statement on President Trump’s 2018 budget request. 

“The budget submitted today does not reflect the values of American communities. President Trump’s proposal is an assault on things that have always been a priority for the American people – investments in children and working families, infrastructure and innovation, healthcare and education, which help our families succeed and keep our nation competitive. 

April 18, 2017 Press Release

YPSILANTI, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today worked alongside Meals on Wheels volunteers to deliver hot meals to Ypsilanti residents.

April 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Vice-Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force, joined Congressman John Larson (CT-05) in introducing legislation to strengthen and enhance the Social Security program for future generations. H.R. 1902, the Social Security 2100 Act, will provide a benefit bump for current and future beneficiaries and keep the system strong for generations to come.

March 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCU.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report detailing the impact of Republican’s proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 
 

March 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCU.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement after voting against Republican’s proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the Energy and Commerce Committee.

March 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) tonight blasted Republican’s proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) during markup in the Energy and Commerce Committee for negatively impacting seniors, children and working families. The bill would end Medicaid expansion, known as Healthy Michigan, raise costs for seniors, and result in nearly 700,000 Michiganders losing their health care coverage.