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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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) voted for critical legislation that would keep the federal government open, secure emergency funding to help communities devastated by natural disasters and help resettle Afghan refugees fleeing persecution and prevent a devastating debt default.
ATLANTA, GA — Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled to leave Texas Law SB8 in place:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) voted to advance President Biden’s historic Build Back Better agenda, which will deliver life-changing benefits for working families in Georgia and across the nation. With today’s vote, the House took a key step required in order to move forward on writing and passing the forthcoming Build Back Better Act, which will include overwhelmingly popular initiatives to create more jobs, cut taxes for families and lower health care costs – and do so by making the wealthiest and big corporations pay their fair share.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced he secured $4,929,000 for eight community-funded projects in the 2022 Department of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (LHHS) and the Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bills.
STONECREST, GA –Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) hosted a free vaccination event on Saturday (June 26) in conjunction with the White House and DeKalb Board of Health at the First-Class Barbershop at the Centre at Panola.
More than 20 people – many of them 12 to17 years old – received either their first or second vaccination at the event.
STONECREST, GA – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) hosted a free vaccination event in conjunction with the White House and DeKalb Board of Health at the First-Class Barbershop at the Centre at Panola.
More than 20 people – many of them 12-to-17 years old – received either their first or second vaccination at the event.
As part of President Biden’s call for National Month of Action to mobilize all of America to vaccinate as many people as possible by July 4th, Congressman Johnson was pleased to use creative ways to help his community get vaccinated.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), a champion of quality, affordable healthcare for all Americans, issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act in California v. Texas, a lawsuit brought by 18 Republican-led states – including Georgia -- and backed by the Trump administration seeking to completely dismantle the health care law:
Rep. Johnson Helped Secure Tax Credit through September in the American Rescue Plan
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced today that the IRS will continue to provide tax credits to help local small businesses cover the costs of providing paid sick and family leave for workers through September.