More on Seniors
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement after the President released a budget proposal for fiscal year 2020 that expands the deficit and military spending while proposing cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and other domestic programs. The budget proposal released today includes vague funding references to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), which critically needs full funding to protect these treasured natural resources for future generations.
Washington, DC) – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Joe Morelle (D-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) introduced H.R.1583—the Senior and Disability Home Modification Assistance Initiative Act of 2019. The legislation will make it easier for seniors and individuals with disabilities to navigate the complex web of services and programs available to modernize and stay in their homes as they age.
WASHINGTON, DC – In recognition of World Hearing Day this week, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) reintroduced the Medicare Hearing Aid Coverage Act that would expand Medicare to cover hearing aids for beneficiaries. Medicare does not currently cover hearing aids, which have an average price of about $2,500.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell, Pramila Jayapal, other members of Congress and advocates introduced the Medicare For All Act of 2019.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Fred Upton (R-MI), and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) introduced two health bills that make it easier for seniors and the disabled to receive care in their preferred setting without facing bankruptcy or significant financial hardship.
DEARBORN, MI — Below, please find a statement attributable to the Office of Congresswoman Debbie Dingell:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) introduced a Congressional resolution marking February 4, 2019 as National Cancer Prevention Day.
The resolution recognizes the devastating effect cancer has on families and the importance of expanding knowledge, encouraging early detection, and working with friends in the medical and scientific fields to put an end to this deadly disease.
TAYLOR, MI – On Monday, February 4, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), State Senator Erika Geiss, and State Representative Alex Garza will hold a town hall meeting to discuss issues that matter to the community and answer questions. Dingell regularly hosts town hall meetings alongside local officials. More dates and locations for 2019 will be announced.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) joined the Chairman of the Ways & Means Social Security Subcommittee, John B. Larson (D-CT), in introducing the Social Security 2100 Act, a bill that increases Social Security’s vital benefits while making the system financially strong throughout the 21st century.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives passed numerous health bills that Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) helped usher through committee and floor consideration.