Press Releases

Jul 31, 2013

Pallone’s Proposal to Fix Medicare Doctor Payment System Moves Forward

Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.’s (NJ-06) bipartisan proposal to fix the long-plagued Medicare doctor payment system, the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), passed the House Committee on Energy and Commerce by a recorded vote of 51-0. Pallone is ranking Democrat for the Subcommittee on Health and sponsored the bill upon hearing from thousands of seniors at events, meetings and telephone town halls about their concerns of losing their doctors due to the flawed law.

Jul 30, 2013

Rep. Pallone’s Statement on Medicare’s 48th Anniversary

Issues: Health Care

Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Senior Democrat on the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee, today released the below statement on the 48th anniversary of Medicare. Medicare was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 30, 1965 in Independence, Missouri. Thanks to Medicare, virtually all Americans 65 and older have health care coverage. Medicare has increased both seniors’ health and economic security.

Jul 29, 2013

Rep. Pallone Statement on World Hepatitis Day

Issues: Health Care

Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), top Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health released the following statement on World Hepatitis Day:

Jul 23, 2013

Pallone’s Proposal to Fix Medicare Doctor Payment System Gains Momentum

Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.’s (NJ-06) bipartisan proposal to fix the long-plagued Medicare doctor payment system, the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), passed the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health. Pallone is ranking Democrat for the subcommittee and sponsored the bill upon hearing from thousands of seniors at events, meetings and telephone town halls about their concerns of losing their doctors due to the flawed law.

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