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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 security o... 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 »

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 »

EXPAND SOCIAL SECURITY CAUCUS CHAIRS URGE VOTE ON SOCIAL SECURITY 2100 ACT

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Expand Social Security Caucus Co-Chairs, Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01), Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), Terri Sewell (AL-07), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Conor Lamb (PA-17), sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi strongly urging a vote on H.R. 860, the Social Security 2100 Act, in the House of Representatives before the Thanksgiving recess. “As demonstrated by this letter and... Read more »

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 »

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