Congressman Kim Holds Telephone Town Hall on Health Care Coverage, Coronavirus
Congressman Kim Holds Telephone Town Hall
on Health Care Coverage, Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) held a telephone town hall where he discussed how constituents can sign up for Get Covered NJ and provided an update on the ongoing coronavirus crisis. This was the Congressman’s 28th town hall since he was sworn into office in January 2019.
“When I was sworn into office, I made a promise that I would hold a town hall every month. I’m proud that we’ve held 28 over the past two years, and of the conversations we’ve had together,” said Congressman Kim. “We’ve highlighted issues that truly impact our community. From flooding to the opioid epidemic and from our troops in Afghanistan to a potential COVID-19 vaccine, I’ve been able to take your thoughts and ideas from these town halls and advocate for them in Congress. I look forward to continue the conversation as we begin a new year and a new Congress.”
Congressman Kim was joined by Marlene Caride, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI); Maura Collinsgru, Health Care Program Director of New Jersey Citizen Action; Barbara Scholz, Director of Advocacy and Programs of Fulfill (formerly the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties); and Pam Gray, Senior Navigator with the Navigator Exchange Program at the Center for Family Services. The panelists provided updates and answered questions on how New Jersey residents can sign up and receive subsidies through the new state-based health care exchange.
Other issues raised on the town hall include: when an approved coronavirus vaccine will be distributed, inquiries about other health care deadlines, and the latest on a coronavirus relief package.
Last year, Congressman Kim passed the bipartisan SAVE Act, which would strengthen the Affordable Care Act by helping states like New Jersey establish their state-based exchanges.
“The New Jersey state health care exchange is a great way for people to find coverage for them and their families, and I want to thank my guests who provided critical information for people to sign up,” said Congressman Kim. “I look forward to working in the next Congress to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and find new ways to expand quality, affordable health care for New Jerseyans.”
Congressman Kim is a member of the bipartisan House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, where he serves 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’s having on the American people. Congressman Kim is also a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Small Business. More information about Congressman Kim can be found on his website by clicking here.