What Hank has done:
Voted on January 10, 2020, to pass H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act, to protect families from PFAS “forever chemicals” and designate them as hazardous substances, clean up existing contamination and protect public health by providing critical resources for communities.
- Responded to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling against the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate and asking of the district court, which had previously struck down the entirety of the ACA, to determine next steps.
- Since the Affordable Care Act was established in 2010, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) says, “Residents of my state – ranging from young adults to seniors to children – are receiving critical benefits from this health care law.” Some of these benefits include: increasing access to Medicaid, providing new coverage options for young adults, creating affordable prescription drugs for seniors, and removing lifetime limits on health benefits.
The Affordable Care Act aided in expanding health insurance coverage by establishing a Health Insurance Marketplace in every state and increasing access to the Medicaid program. From 2013 to 2016, there was an evident decrease of those uninsured by 29% in the State of Georgia.
The Affordable Care Act provided Georgia with millions of dollars’ worth of grants that met the constituent’s healthcare needs. Georgia received $14,389,032 for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs. In addition, Georgia received $287,100 for Family-to-Family Health Information Centers and $4,953,436 for school-based health centers to help clinics to amplify health care services.
Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced that a new report shows that hundreds of thousands of people in Georgia are already benefiting from the Affordable Care Act and that will continue to grow over the years, especially in the State of Georgia.
What Hank will do:
- Ensure that the health care reform legislation is implemented such that it protects consumers and empowers ordinary Americans seeking affordable health insurance.
- Continue to pursue additional funds for Georgia’s critical PeachCare program.
- Continue to support a public option to counter insurance industry price gouging.
- Introduced and passed the “Neglected Infections of Impoverished Americans Act, which would require Health and Human Services to report to Congress annually on the impact of parasitic diseases – mostly in poor, minority populations along the U.S.-Mexico border, the rural South, Appalachia and distressed urban areas – to address their threat and make funding recommendations on how to eradicate them.
- Continue to support investment in health care research.
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On Saturday, May 15 from 9 AM to 3 PM, I’m taking part in an Emory Hillandale Hospital Community Vaccination event on the hospital’s South DeKalb campus: 5900 Hillandale Drive, Lithonia, GA 30058.
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LITHONIA, GA — Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) today announced he will be part of a multi-event vaccination tour of his district over the next 10 days – especially before Mother’s and Father’s Day – “do it for mama” said Congressman Johnson, who is making a push for young people to get vaccinated to protect not just themselves but their family – especially mom.
I hope you are well and your family and loved ones are safe and healthy, too.
Please join me, DeKalb County District 5 Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson and District 3 Commissioner Larry Johnson on Friday, May 7 from 11 AM-3 PM for our COVID-19 vaccination event sponsored by DeKalb County, the Congressional Black Caucus GOTV (Get Out The Vaccine campaign) and JenCare.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seeking to lower prescription drug prices by streamlining and making it more cost effective for generic drug makers to get their products to consumers for certain categories of often high-priced drugs called “biologics,” Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA-04) and Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA-50) reintroduced the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Improvements to Patent Litigation as an amendment to the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCIA).
DECATUR, GA – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) issued the following statement after President Joe Biden delivered his Address to a Joint Session of Congress tonight in Washington.
Rep. Johnson Invites 2 Fourth District Residents Who Benefitted From The American Rescue Plan as Virtual Guests to President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress 100 Days into Administration
CONYERS, GA – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) is uplifting a constituent from Rockdale County and a constituent from Newton County as his virtual guests to President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress on Wednesday night.
As our communities and economy have been ravaged by COVID-19, the country has come together to recognize the sacrifices of those filling essential roles to keep our nation safe and moving forward.
While we all recognize America’s essential workforce, we must not forget about the millions of immigrants who go under-recognized — and often unappreciated — for their outsized contributions and service to our country.
DECATUR, GA – On Saturday, April 17, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) hosted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for an Instagram Live event to discuss the American Rescue Plan, The American Jobs Plan, vaccines and the Jan. 6 riot and its aftermath.
To watch the episode, click HERE.
"Our Community Health Centers have always been the go-to source for my constituents seeking quality, affordable health care and now they are critical players in our response to COVID-19," Rep. Hank Johnson, whose district includes these health centers, said in a news release. "More help is on the way to them through the American Rescue Plan so they can redouble their efforts to get more shots in arms and save more lives from this pandemic."
Congressman Hank Johnson (D-Georgia) said his April 7 virtual event will “help people understand how they can benefit from the various provisions of the bill by connecting constituents with resources under the plan.”