Access to quality and affordable health care is critical to our prosperity as a nation. Our current healthcare system focuses largely on treating symptoms, not finding cures so our priority should be funding cutting edge research. Social Security and Medicare are critical safety net programs that serve our nation’s most vulnerable, so we need to ensure their benefits meet the needs of American seniors by accurately reflecting their cost of living. Over the past hundred years, scientists have made great strides in combatting deadly diseases such as polio and the measles, both of which have been virtually eliminated in the United States. We need to support initiatives that increase investment and create opportunities for great scientific breakthroughs.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that Rowan University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) has been awarded a $355,900 federal grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
CHERRY HILL, NJ – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that the CAMcare Health Corporation was awarded a $2,408,488 Health Center Program grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).
The Burlington County Times. By: David Levinsky.
Another South Jersey congressman is taking on a leadership role in the fight against the national heroin and opioid addiction crisis.
WASHINGTON, DC – The state’s entire Congressional delegation urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reject a proposed rule change that would severely slash Medicare reimbursements to New Jersey hospitals.
Previous CMS policies have included a provision—the imputed rural floor—that provides New Jersey hospitals with fair and equitable payments to support physicians and other health care professionals providing care to seniors and low-income patients. That provision is discontinued in the proposed FY 2018 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) rule.
The Star-Ledger. By: Amanda Hoover
WASHINGTON TWP -- Kennedy University Hospital has spent the past two years taking steps to curb opioid distribution and provide recovery options to those struggling with addiction, ultimately seeing a drop in abusers seeking medication from the hospital.
But without legislation to increase hospital access to cross-state data and patient access to health care and treatment centers, those behind the initiatives worry that the next steps could be out of their hands.
CAMDEN, NJ – Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) strongly said “#IStandWithPP” at a news conference with local Planned Parenthood patients and staff, and called for ongoing support in the fight for women’s healthcare funding.
“Congress should be fighting to protect and improve women’s health programs, not eliminate them,” said Rep. Norcross. “Let’s invest in cures for cancer, not restrict access to cancer screenings. Our nation should be working to prevent sexual assaults, not demonizing and scrapping services for those who have been assaulted.”