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Congressman McGovern has been a strong proponent of increasing access to affordable health care for our families and small businesses. Jim voted to prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions or raising their premiums when someone gets sick. He supported improving Medicare benefits by closing the “donut hole” in the prescription drug benefit; allowing young people to stay on their parents’ insurance until the age of 26; and extending coverage to the uninsured. Congressman McGovern will continue to work hard to make health care more affordable for all by cutting costs for small businesses and investing in new technologies.
Jim McGovern has helped spur investments in cutting-edge medical technologies in Massachusetts, including genetic disease research at UMass Memorial, “untethered” health care at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, battlefield chemical detections devices for our soldiers, and state-of-the-art prosthetics for wounded veterans.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) applauded today’s announcement by the President Obama that his administration is taking more action to address the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts and across the country and that they are calling for $1.1 billion in new funding to support this effort.
HADLEY, MA – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) announced today that the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute has been awarded a new contract from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) for Providing Capacity Building Assistance to OAH Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grantees. UMass was selected to be one of five national providers, each responsible for bringing their particular expertise to support grantees in five different priority areas. The grant to the Institute is for $3 million over five years.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice in the fight against hunger, spoke on the House Floor today to recognize Older Americans Month and to help raise awareness about senior hunger and the ways we can better address it.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) – co-chair of the bipartisan House Hunger Caucus – spoke on the House floor with House Democrats to condemn the dangerous cuts proposed by House Republicans in their bill to reauthorize the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act. Click Here for Video of Congressman McGovern’s Speech.
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WORCESTER, MA – Tomorrow, April 8th, at 11:00 a.m. Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will join the new Worcester School Superintendent Maureen Binienda, Family Health Center of Worcester President and CEO Frances Anthes, and other local leaders on a tour of South High School and its health clinic. Congressman McGovern has been a strong supporter of community health centers and health clinics and the important work they do to strengthen access to health care for underserved communities across Massachusetts.