Healthcare

Information regarding my stance on Healthcare issues.

WASHINGTON--Today, President Barack Obama will sign into law H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.  In an effort to streamline the Medicare reporting and payment process so that doctors can spend more time caring for patients, among other provisions, the bill repeals the outdated Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula.  In place for 17 years, the SGR formula was criticized because it rewarded doctors for offering more care rather than better care.   H.R.

Periodically, Rep. John Lewis is notified that organizations within the 5th Congressional District have been selected to receive a variety of federal grants.  This federal grants announcement will advise press and constituents of these notifications.  This announcement details about $85,384,729.55 in federal grants coming to the 5th Congressional District.

What is the funding process for federal grants?

                WASHINGTON—Rep.

In response to my constituents who raised concerns about the Ebola virus, my office compiled this information resource. 

This factsheet is intended to answer general constituent concerns with information provided by various federal government agencies to the following questions --

                "The Ebola crisis in Africa is devastating.  Thousands of people have died, and thousands more are dying.  As members of the world community, we cannot shut our doors and turn a blind eye to the suffering of others. Closing our borders will not cut our connection with the rest of humanity.

Periodically, Rep. John Lewis is notified that organizations within the 5th Congressional District have been selected to receive a variety of federal grants.  This federal grants announcement will advise press and constituents of these notifications.  This announcement details about $17,096,767 in federal grants coming to the 5th Congressional District.

What is the funding process for federal grants?

5th Congressional District Information about a Federal Government Shutdown

 

The vast majority of the Members of U.S. House and Senate wanted to avoid a House Republican Government Shutdown.

Congress must stop creating crises, and get back to the work of the people.  We need to fund the federal government, raise the debt ceiling, end sequestration, and focus on the people’s work – creating jobs.

WASHINGTON—Rep. John Lewis recently wrote a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius highlighting the troubling prospect that federal support to safety-net hospitals might be reduced due to Republican governors’ refusal to expand Medicaid.

Washington, D.C. – A new report reveals hundreds of thousands of Georgians already benefit from the Affordable Care Act.  The third anniversary of the Affordable Care Act falls on March 23. 

FEDERAL GRANTS ANNOUNCEMENT

February 20, 2013                                                                                                                                 Contact:  Brenda Jones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                 (202) 226-4673

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