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To help bring down drug costs, lawmakers introduce legislation to make more drugs available to consumers over the counter

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WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation today to help lower consumers’ overall health care costs by making more over-the-counter medications available to patients. The legislation – led by U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Bob Latta (R-OH), Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) – would reform the system that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration current... Read more »

House Passes Bipartisan Long-Term Healthcare Bills Led by Dingell, Upton, Guthrie

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WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) that makes it easier for seniors and the disabled to receive care in their preferred setting without facing bankruptcy or significant financial hardship. Congressmen Fred Upton (R-MI) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) let similar bills with Dingell to strengthen long-term care and aging polici... Read more »

Michigan Lawmakers Highlight Need for Senate to Act to Protect Healthcare for All Americans

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DEARBORN, MI – Today, Michigan Representatives Debbie Dingell, Brenda Lawrence, Rashida Tlaib, Elissa Slotkin, and Andy Levin hosted “Healthcare for All Americans: a discussion with patients and experts” at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn to highlight the need for the Senate to act now and help Michiganians. The discussion focused on escalating prescription costs, fear of paying more for pre-existing ... Read more »

Dingell to Return as Vice-Chair of the Task Force on Aging & Families

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and House Democrats relaunched a task force focused on addressing the needs of our nation’s seniors and their families, and the needs of future retirees. Dingell returns as vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families, and will continue work on improving policies for seniors as well as the needs of caregivers and how again... Read more »

Chairman McGovern, Congresswoman Jayapal, and Congresswoman Dingell Announce Historic Rules Committee Hearing on the Medicare for All Act

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell announced today that the House Rules Committee will hold an original jurisdiction hearing on the Medicare for All Act of 2019 on Tuesday, April 30th at 10am ET in H-313, The Capitol. It marks the first time Congress has ever held a hearing on Medicare for All. Witnesses will be announced later this week. Read more »

At Downriver Discussion, Dingell Calls for Certainty in Long-Term Care for Seniors, People with Disabilities

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TAYLOR, MI – In Taylor, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and community stakeholders discussed challenges faced by seniors and people with disabilities in receiving long-term services and supports in their homes and communities as opposed to institutional settings. Photos from the event are available here. As the nation’s population continues to age, it is essential that we continue to improve access t... Read more »

Dingell Statement on President’s FY2020 Budget

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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 ... Read more »

Dingell, Morelle, Fitzpatrick, And McMorris Rodgers Introduce Legislation to Help Aging Americans and Individuals with Disabilities Remain in Their Homes

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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... Read more »

Dingell Continues Efforts for Hearing Aid Coverage Under Medicare

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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. Hearing loss affects nearly 48 million Americans and, left untreated, has serious emotional, social and m... Read more »

Dingell, Jayapal and more than 100 Co-Sponsors Introduce Medicare For All Act of 2019

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell, Pramila Jayapal, other members of Congress and advocates introduced the Medicare For All Act of 2019. “The time is now to ensure that every American has access to quality, affordable healthcare,” said Rep. Dingell. “Introducing this bill is a critical step in this long journey, but much work remains. We need to engage every stakeholder and b... Read more »

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