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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…

Dingell Tours Western Wayne Family Health Center

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Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) joined the staff of Western Wayne Family Health Center for a tour of their facility in Lincoln Park to highlight the services they provide to the community, and emphasize the importance of affordable, accessible health care. “Community health centers are the closest thing we have for fully accessible care now in the US and provide invaluable…

Dingell Calls on Congress to Eliminate PFAS From Food Packaging

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) led 77 of her colleagues in sending a letter to Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Kathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. As Congress considers the reauthorization of FDA user fee programs, the letter urges inclusion of a bipartisan Senate-passed amendment led by Senator Maggie…

Dingell Applauds FDA Rule Expanding Hearing Aid Access

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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule to establish a new category of over-the-counter hearing aids, which will expand access and lower costs.   “Hearing aids aren’t a luxury, they are critical for millions of people to maintain a healthy, independent lifestyle. Today’s FDA rule…

Dingell, Carter Honor Rosalynn Smith Carter’s 50 Years of Mental Health Advocacy

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Buddy Cater (R-GA) introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize Rosalynn Smith Carter’s 50 year legacy in mental health advocacy. Recently in September, Senator David Perdue (R-GA) introduced the Senate companion to this resolution. “Former First Lady Rosalynn Smith Carter has spent her lives work…

Levin, Kildee, Dingell, Slotkin Demand Higher Safety Standards for PFAS in School Drinking Water

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09), Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) led a bipartisan letter with 33 of their House colleagues to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar demanding…

Dingell Urges Action to Clean-Up Arkema Property Along Detroit River

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WYANDOTTE, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) urged the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to make a decision and schedule clean-up for the Arkema property located along the Detroit River in Wyandotte and Riverview, Michigan. Chemical operations at the East Site ceased in 1985 and the West Site in 2008. In 1989, U.S. EPA and Arkema signed a Consent Order for RCRA…

Dingell, Udall Reintroduce Care Corps Demonstration Act

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WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) reintroduced the Care Corps Demonstration Act to build and strengthen America’s caregiving workforce and help meet the growing demand for caregivers working with seniors and people living with disabilities.  The bill is co-sponsored by Senators…

Dingell on Beaumont Ending Proposed Merger

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DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement after Beaumont Health announced it ended the proposed merger with Advocate Aurora Health: “We knew from the start there were serious concerns with the proposed merger between Beaumont Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Ending these partnership discussions is the correct decision, and I’m glad that…

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