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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. – In a letter sent today to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined eight members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation in calling on the agency to take action to support broader access to the opioid overdose prevention treatment, naloxone.
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“Today is a major victory, ensuring that millions of Americans across the country will continue to have access to high-quality, affordable health care like we do in Massachusetts. Massachusetts was proud to lead the way in health care reform and today’s Supreme Court’s decision sent a powerful message that the Affordable Care Act is here to stay.
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