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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Jan 4 2022
In The News

Addiction is a neurobiological process, not a moral deficiency, and it needs to be treated as such. If the country is serious about ending the opioid epidemic, an excellent place to start is by removing restrictions on opioid treatment that create opportunity costs for people needing help and stigmatize them.

Dec 6 2021
In The News

“We have to treat them like any other injury or disease and give them the dignity of accessible treatment,” Norcross told NBC News. "Imagine being in recovery and trying to get a job and saying, 'Excuse me, each day I need to go pick up my methadone.”

Dec 6 2021
In The News

 

Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ) introduces his Opioid Treatment Access Act.

Dec 6 2021
In The News

A United States congressman from South Jersey is hoping to help those recovering from addiction nationwide get better access to one type of treatment, while also reducing the stigma surrounding it.

Dec 6 2021
In The News

Congressman Donald Norcross joined healthcare and elected officials Monday at a drug recovery center in Cherry Hill to introduce the Opioid Treatment Access Act, a bill that aims to make it more accessible for patients to receive treatment for opioid use disorder in New Jersey and across the country.

Nov 19 2021
News Release
“This historic legislation puts workers and their families first. It was workers who kept us running through the pandemic – from staffing emergency rooms to stocking grocery store shelves – and it is working people who will pull us forward. But despite America’s dependence on hard-working families- they have gotten a raw deal for far too long."
Nov 3 2021
News Release
“I’m hopeful that these federal resources will help change lives here in South Jersey. We will continue to work with our neighborhood partners to address the needs of all those in our community battling the disease of addiction or impacted by it, and I look forward to seeing how this funding positively impact our families and children in South Jersey by giving them the tools to succeed.”
Oct 22 2021
News Release
“This funding from the American Rescue Plan will allow community health centers to build, renovate, or expand facilities and purchase state-of-the-art equipment to enhance pandemic response in communities hit especially hard by COVID-19.”
Sep 28 2021
News Release
“I have long applauded Acenda for their commitment to providing crucial services for members of our community impacted by mental health and substance use disorders, and I am happy to have supported this funding that will help so many.”
Sep 24 2021
News Release
“Today I voted to protect reproductive health for all women in America. Republicans in Congress and state legislatures across the country continue to wage a war against women’s health. 2021 is on track to be the worst year for women’s health rights since 1973 – the year Roe v. Wade established a constitutional right to basic reproductive health care for every woman in every state."