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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, Joyce, McCaul Introduce Resolution Honoring DIPG Awareness Day

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Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-06), David Joyce (OH-14), and Michael McCaul (TX-10), today introduced a resolution honoring May 17 as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Awareness Day to support expanded research for treatments and care for DIPG. DIPG is the leading cause of childhood death due to brain tumors, and less than one percent of its victims live more than five years…

Dingell, Smith Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand In-Home Care

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Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Adrian Smith (R-NE) this week introduced bipartisan legislation to modernize Medicare reimbursement and increase patient access for home-based health services. The Expanding Care in the Home Act would remove barriers currently limiting patient access to care in the home, which is often the preferred site of care for patients, caregivers, and…

Dingell, Tlaib, Thanedar Urge EGLE to Extend Public Input Period on Romulus Toxic Waste Site

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ROMULUS, Mich. – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-06), Rashida Tlaib (MI-12), and Shri Thanedar (MI-13) wrote a letter to Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), urging the agency to re-open the window for public feedback regarding the renewal of the operating license for Republic Industrial and Energy Services (RIES), LLC’s hazardous waste site…

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…

Detroit News: Detroit VA hospital harmed patients, altered records, investigation reveals

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Detroit News: Detroit VA hospital harmed patients, altered records, investigation reveals Washington ― Investigators found lacking oversight they believe contributed to patient harm and death, and a pattern of “substandard” care in the surgery practice at Detroit's John D. Dingell VA Medical Center that leaders tried to conceal by altering external peer reviews and other data. Those…

Dingell Announces Over $3.7 Million in HHS Grants for the University of Michigan

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ANN ARBOR, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) announced today that the University of Michigan will receive $3,748,700 in federal grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct critical research, including allergy, immunology, and transplantation research.  “The University of Michigan is at the forefront of significant advancements in…

Dingell, Casey Introduce Bill to Provide Historic, Permanent Investment in Home Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) and U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, introduced legislation to expand access to home and community-based services (HCBS) for older adults, people with disabilities, and injured workers, while increasing pay and improving benefits for the caregivers who provide this…

Dingell, Fitzpatrick Reintroduce Bill Expanding Medicare Hearing Aid Coverage

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WASHINGTON – Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) today reintroduced the bipartisan Medicare Hearing Aid Coverage Act to 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 aids aren’t a luxury, they are critical for millions of people to maintain…

Dingell, Tlaib Urge HHS to Add “Middle Eastern or North African” Self-Identification Category to Address Health Disparities

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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) today led a letter to Secretary Xavier Becerra urging the Department of Health and Human Services to collect and report data on individuals who self-identify as “Middle Eastern or North African,” or MENA, to recognize and address health disparities. Currently, data from MENA individuals is aggregated under the…

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