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Dingell Rejects Proposal to Limit Coverage, Access to Medicaid

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reveled plans to slash the funding states receive to administer the Medicaid program, thereby cutting benefits and further limiting access to the program: “Turning Medicaid into a block grant does nothing to reduce healthcare costs, expand benefits, or pro... Read more »

Dingell Recognizes Gov. Whitmer’s Strong Leadership to Tackle Challenges

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DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell issued the following statement after Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered her State of the State address: “The challenges in our state remain, but under the leadership of Governor Whitmer we have the grit and determination to take action. Her State of the State speech recognized the challenges of providing strong, equitable education and skills tra... Read more »

Dingell Continues Vigorous Monitoring of Coronavirus

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) continues to vigorously monitor the coronavirus and working with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure all preventative measures are taken to monitor and educate travelers and the public from the recent outbreak in China. Tuesday, the CDC announced it is expanding entry screening to 20 US airports – including Detroit Metro Airport – fo... Read more »

Dingell Asks CDC for Update on Coronavirus Airport Screenings

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) requested the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for an update on what steps the agency is taking to ensure all travelers are safe from the recent outbreak of coronavirus in China. Tuesday, the CDC expanded additional screening facilities at US airports, which now include New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, San Francisco Inte... Read more »

Dingell Bill to Open Cannabis Research Receives Key Hearing

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Energy and Commerce health subcommittee held a hearing on Congresswoman Debbie Dingell’s (D-MI) Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2019. This legislation addresses the burdensome processes that currently impede legitimate medical research on cannabis. “Cannabis has many medical benefits, but the Federal government has gotten in the way of further medical research that’d ... Read more »

Dingell Votes in Favor of Legislation to Drastically Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) voted in favor of H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drugs Costs Now Act. This landmark legislation will give Medicare the power to negotiate directly with the drug companies to lower the cost of prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries and Michiganders with private insurance. “Too many hardworking men and women face the terrifyin... Read more »

Dingell on Medicare for All Hearing in Energy & Commerce Hearing Announcement

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswomen Debbie Dingell – a member of the Health Subcommittee and co-chair of the Medicare for All Caucus – issued the following statement after the Subcommittee on Health of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce announced a legislative hearing on “Proposals to Achieve Universal Healthcare Coverage” including Dingell and Jayapal’s Medicare for All Act of 2019: “Ev... Read more »

Dingell: USDA Proposed Rule to Limit Access to Food Assistance Programs Undermines Veterans and Children in Michigan

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue in strong opposition to the agency’s proposal to limit access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for vulnerable populations, veterans, and low-income individuals. A copy of the letter can be found linked here or below. “The impact ... Read more »

Dingell Backed Transformative Prescription Drugs Bill Clears Key Hurdle

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a markup on H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act. This landmark legislation would drastically change and transform the price rate pharmaceutical companies can provide for prescription medication. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office found that drug negotiations alone from this transformative legislation will save taxpayer... Read more »

McBath-Dingell Legislation to Improve Seniors' Access to Hearing Aids Under Medicare Passes House Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC— Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed legislation by Congresswomen Lucy McBath (GA-06) and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) to make hearing devices more accessible for Medicare beneficiaries. The Medicare Hearing Act of 2019 provides coverage for hearing aids and services for seniors under Part B of the Medicare program. Medicare does not currently cover hearing aids, which h... Read more »

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