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Dingell, Casten Call for Patient Care Provisions in Final CMS Rule

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Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-06) and Sean Casten (IL-06) this week led nine colleagues in a letter urging Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Brooks-LaSure to implement quality standards of care and protections from abuse and neglect for older Americans and people with disabilities.    “We recognize that CMS has taken significant steps toward…

Dingell, Casey Introduce Bill to Revitalize Nation’s Long-Term Care Workforce

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Today, Representative Debbie Dingell (MI-06), co-chair of the Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus, along with Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), introduced legislation to tackle the caregiving crisis by reprioritizing long-term caregivers and supporting their work based on the value they bring…

Rep. Dingell's 2023 Congress in Numbers

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Dear Friend,   Happy New Year! For those of us in the sixth congressional district of Michigan, 2024 began on a high note with Michigan’s win at the Rose Bowl. May this victory be an omen for the new year. I know these young men, and as I watched them accept their trophy after the game, their message was clear and something we all should take to heart: teamwork. They are a team…

Dingell, Moolenaar Introduce PACE Expanded Act to Strengthen Senior Care

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Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-06) and John Moolenaar (MI-02) today reintroduced the PACE Expanded Act, legislation to strengthen the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).   The PACE Expanded Act would support the expansion of current PACE programs and facilitate the establishment of new ones by giving PACE programs greater flexibility to enroll beneficiaries…

Dingell, Pallone Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Medicaid and CHIP, Provide Continuous Coverage for Enrollees

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) and Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today introduced the Stabilize Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Act to provide 12-months of continuous coverage for individuals receiving health care through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Currently, millions of Medicaid and…

Dingell, Jayapal, Sanders Introduce Medicare for All

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U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-06) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are today introducing the Medicare for All Act of 2023. The House legislation is cosponsored by more than half of the Democratic Caucus and 13 committee ranking members.   “Every American has the right to health care, period. If you’re sick, you should be able to go to…

Dingell, Casey, Bowman, Introduce Legislation to Make Home Care Coverage Mandatory Under Medicaid

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06), Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), and Congressman Jamaal Bowman Ed.D. (NY-16) introduced the HCBS Access Act to make HCBS a mandatory benefit within Medicaid and ensure eligible older adults and people with disabilities have the option to choose between home care and institutional care. The HCBS Access Act would also strengthen the…

Dingell Recommits to Strengthening and Protecting Social Security on 87th Anniversary

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Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) commemorated the 87th anniversary of Social Security with a commitment to protect and strengthen the program in the face of attempts to undermine and privatize it.    “Social Security is a part of the fabric of who we are in America and how we care for our seniors,” said Rep. Dingell. “We made a promise to our seniors that when they…

Dingell Statement on Trump Administration Budget Proposal

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement after the President released a budget proposal for fiscal year 2021 that would drastically cut spending for Medicare, Medicaid, and other domestic programs. “The President’s proposed budget takes our country in the wrong direction. What he has proposed is a real threat to the health and economic…

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…

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