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(Washington, DC) Today, the House of Representatives passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, legislation that bolsters the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to lower health costs and prescription drug prices. You can find a video of Representative Malinowski’s floor remarks in support of the legislation here.
(Somerville, NJ) Today, on the 10th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Congressman Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to open a Special Enrollment Period in New Jersey to allow uninsured and underinsured residents harmed by COVID-19 related furloughs and layoffs to enroll in health coverage through the federal health insurance exchange.
(Washington, DC) Today, Representative Tom Malinowski led a group of 11 of his colleagues in sending a letter to Matt Eyles, President and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans, and the eight major American insurance providers, to clarify that patients will continue to have access to life saving prescriptions as the coronavirus epidemic grows.
(Washington, DC) Today, the House passed H.R. 3 the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, to help lower the cost of prescription drugs. This bill gives Medicare the ability to negotiate directly with drug companies for the first time, while requiring these lower prices to be transparent and available to those with private insurance. It also creates a new annual $2,000 out-of-pocket limit on prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries.