Press Releases

Jul 19, 2013

Pallone Helps Broker Proposal to Fix Medicare Doctor Payment System

Issues: Health Care

LONG BRANCH, NJ—Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. announced that the long-plagued Medicare doctor payment system, the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), is a step closer to being fixed as a result of bipartisan proposal he helped draft. Congressman Pallone serves as the senior Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health and he is the lead Democratic sponsor of the bill, playing a pivotal role in negotiating a policy to ensure that doctors will continue to participate in Medicare, as well as reforming to system to be one that rewards quality of care over volume. The bill is scheduled to be marked up in the Congressman’s Health Subcommittee on Tuesday, July 23. Pallone 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 15, 2013

With HIV/AIDS Funding at Risk in New Jersey, Congressman Pallone Pushes to Extend Current Law

Issues: Health Care

Long Branch, NJ – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), the top Democrat for the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, joined with local HIV/AIDS advocates and a client of Ryan White services at the offices of Hyacinth AIDS Foundation in Newark, New Jersey to announce his legislation that will maintain vital funding for the Ryan White program to continue serving the HIV/AIDS community in New Jersey and provide essential care that allows these individuals to live longer and more prolific lives. The Ryan White program is set to expire in September of this year, and Pallone’s legislation calls for current law to remain in place until Congress works to reauthorize the program.