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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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February 23, 2018 Press Release

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. 

January 11, 2018 Press Release

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.

November 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on House Republicans’ tax plan.

October 16, 2017 Press Release

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.

September 30, 2017 Press Release

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.

September 20, 2017 Press Release

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.

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.