What Hank has done:
- As Southeast Regional Whip during the 111th Congress, helped lead passage of President Obama's historic health care reform legislation.
- As Chairman of the Judiciary Committee’s Competition Policy Subcommittee during the 111th Congress, co-authored provisions of the health care reform legislation in the House of Representatives that removed the insurance industry's immunity to anti-trust regulation.
- Actively defended Georgia’s critical PeachCare children’s healthcare program.
- Voted for the successful bill that directs the federal government to negotiate lower Medicare drug prices with pharmaceutical companies, and urged Medicare to re-examine its specialty-tier drug system.
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 the “Neglected Infections of Impoverished Americans Act of 2011” – H.R. 528 – 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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CONYERS — Fourth District Congressman Hank Johnson has announced that Rockdale County is receiving a $208,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help tackle drug abuse and the opioid epidemic in the community.
Congressman Hank Johnson recognizes the importance of helping families across the district and state take the opioid epidemic head on.
Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced that Rockdale County will receive a grant of more than $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help tackle drug abuse in the community.
CONYERS — Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) today announced that Rockdale County is receiving a more than $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help tackle drug abuse in the community.
State Rep. Doreen Carter and U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson are co-hosting a July 10 meeting on health care at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Stonecrest.
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat, said in a statement that pulling back the coverage would result in unintended pregnancies. He called it “mindless” when combined with the administration’s proposal to cut back on a federal nutrition program for infants and children.
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The House voted 217-213 in favor of the amended version American Health Care Act, with about 20 Republicans, mostly moderates, siding with Democrats in opposition to the bill. Among Gwinnett’s three congressmen, Reps. Rob Woodall and Jody Hice, both R-Ga., voted for it while Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., opposed it...
Dear Friends, The month of March was busy to say the least. We accomplished great work both in D.C. and through a series of events at home in the district. In D.C., among introducing bills and speaking out against “TrumpCare,” I served as a ranking member in my first T&I subcommittee hearing on the issue of the country’s national preparedness system.
Although I have hosted five town halls to date, more work is necessary to ensure that the benefits and accomplishments of the past eight years for all Americans aren’t abolished with a stroke of the pen.
DECATUR, G.A.– Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) slammed Republicans ‘Pay More For Less’ repeal bill, also known as Trumpcare, after the Congressional Budget Office, whose Republican Director was appointed by Speaker Paul Ryan, released a report detailing the devastating consequences of the Republican healthcare reform plan.
CLARKSTON, GA – On Friday, March 3rd from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Rep Hank Johnson (GA-04), will be hosting his 2nd Annual Career and Community Resources Fair at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.