Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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Health Care

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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Jul 13 2017
News Release
“Republicans are once again trying to appease the extremists in their party and give billionaires a tax break, while taking healthcare away from millions of Americans."
Jun 29 2017
News Release

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).

Jun 22 2017
News Release
"Senate Republicans are deceitfully calling this bill ‘better care,’ but it’s actually ‘badder care.’ It’s not any better, in fact it’s not even care at all. This plan is still a tax break for the very wealthy disguised as ‘care’ for American families."
Jun 9 2017
In The News
Congressman Donald Norcross writes that "fewer families with health insurance, less security for workers with pre-existing conditions and fewer jobs overall equals a bad deal for the American worker."
Jun 1 2017
News Release

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).

Jun 1 2017
In The News

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.

May 25 2017
News Release

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.

May 24 2017
News Release
"The CBO score proves what we already knew: This latest version of TrumpCare is still a tax break for the very wealthy disguised as ‘care’ for American families."
May 13 2017
In The News

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. 

May 11 2017
News Release

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.”