Healthcare

Healthcare is an issue that impacts us all. Being able to afford care and prescription drugs, impacts children and seniors. Having the peace of mind of knowing that you can’t be denied care because of a pre-existing condition impacts families and people throughout our communities. Fighting for affordable health care is the number one priority I hear across Burlington and Ocean Counties. It’s why I’ve worked to introduce bills that give seniors the help they need to afford their prescription drugs and empower states to take action to lower health care costs. It’s also why I’ve worked with my colleagues to support bills that would allow Medicare to use its negotiating power to lower the costs of lifesaving drugs and increase support for people suffering from cancer and mental health.

Check out what I’m doing to make our health care more affordable and more accessible:

Making health care affordable
H.R.4671 — Helping Seniors Afford Health Care Act
H.R.1385 — SAVE Act
H.R.448 — Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Act
H.R.748 — Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019
H.R.1046 — Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act of 2019
H.R.3 — Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act
H.R.965 — CREATES Act of 2019
H.R.1398 — Health Insurance Tax Relief Act of 2019
H.R.1730 — Cancer Drug Parity Act of 2019
H.R.2573 — Home Health Payment Innovation Act of 2019

Making health care accessible
H.R.1570 — Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2019
H.R.1767 — Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act
H.R.1884 — Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions and Making Health Care More Affordable Act of 2019
H.Res.271 — Condemning the Trump Administration's Legal Campaign to Take Away Americans' Health Care.
H.R.2428 — Access to Breast Cancer Diagnosis Act of 2019
H.R.2508 — Better Respiration through Expanding Access to Tele-Health Act
H.R.4527 — Expanding Health Care Options for Early Retirees Act
H.R.1109 — Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2019
H.R.1597 — National Nurse Act of 2019
H.R.1763 — Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019
H.R.5036 — Put Patients First Act
H.R.4519 — Pediatricians Accelerate Childhood Therapies Act of 2019
H.R.2975 — Women's Health Protection Act of 2019
H.R.2339 — Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019
H.R.2501 — Medical Nutrition Equity Act of 2019
H.R.4429 — Fairness to Kids with Cancer Act of 2019

Caring for those with Autism
H.R.1058 — Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act of 2019

More on Healthcare

June 29, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Kim Votes to Lower Health Care Costs,
Expand Coverage 

June 19, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Kim Highlights Progress, Calls for Vigilance During Visit to Ocean County Testing and Tracing Center

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in a visit to the Ocean County Health Department’s COVID-19 testing site, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) called for continued efforts to improve and expand testing and contact tracing amid progress in containing the Coronavirus crisis in New Jersey.

June 18, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Kim Advocates for a Safe Return to
Work for Workers Impacted by Coronavirus Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) pressed for bipartisan support for policies that would make it easier for Americans to return to work safely and responsibly as states reopen from Coronavirus-related shutdowns, during a briefing on the topic by the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis.

June 11, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Kim Presses for More PPE, Data to
Secure Long-Term Care Facilities in Coronavirus Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) pressed for additional personal protective equipment for long-term care facilities, and for data on the impact the crisis has had on these facilities, during a briefing on the topic by the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis.

May 1, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Kim Calls for Renewed Effort to Help Seniors
Through Coronavirus Crisis on Call with AARP Members

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) held a virtual question and answer session with more than 1,800 members of AARP New Jersey where he called for additional assistance for New Jersey’s seniors, especially those in long-term care facilities which have been particularly hard hit by the Coronavirus crisis.

April 29, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Kim Named to Bipartisan Select
Committee to Oversee Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) was named to the bipartisan House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, where he will serve as one of twelve members of the House tasked with conducting oversight over programs aimed at ending the Coronavirus pandemic and helping address the economic impact it has had on the American people. 

April 27, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Kim Calls White House Testing ‘Plan’ Insufficient to Reopen Economy

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) issued the following statement in response to the White House’s Testing Blueprint plan, which according to reports, would provide enough tests to allow states to screen at least 2 percent of residents while placing the burden on testing and contact tracing – two actions needed to reopen the economy – on states.

April 24, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Kim Statement on 100,000th
COVID-19 Case in New Jersey

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) made the following statement in response to the 100,000th confirmed case of COVID-19 in New Jersey.

 

April 24, 2020 Press Release

The following release was published by Congressman Frank Pallone

Pallone, Malinowski, and Norcross Lead Bipartisan Call to Expand Coronavirus Testing in New Jersey

April 24, 2020 Press Release

Pallone, Kim Lead Delegation Demand for Fair and Quick Distribution of Assistance to Fishing Communities