Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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Health & Healthcare

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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Dec 9, 2016

WORCESTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that UMass Medical School has been awarded $836,858 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support research on treatments and cures for heart and vascular diseases. The new federal funding is awarded through the Community Surveillance of Coronary Heart Disease program, a national HHS effort to invest in medical research at world-class universities like UMass Medical School.

Sep 30, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) issued the following statements upon the introduction of their bipartisan bill H.R. 6226, the Pre-Claims Undermine Seniors’ Health (PUSH) Act, to address a new initiative from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) which impacts seniors’ access to home health care.

Sep 19, 2016

LEXINGTON, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined state and business leaders for the ribbon cutting at the grand reopening of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Lab in Lexington. Congressman McGovern is Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus and has been a strong voice for increasing investment in research and treatment to help families with impacted by cystic fibrosis.

Sep 16, 2016

WORCESTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced a $50,000 award from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives (MBI) in Worcester. The federal funding is part of $3.4 million awarded nationwide to support small business startups and MBI is one of 68 small businesses across the country to receive the award. The award is through the SBA’s third annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition and is aimed at helping small businesses like MBI grow.

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Jul 6, 2016

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.

Jun 30, 2016

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.