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.
More on Health Care
"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.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) met with President Joseph R.
DECATUR, GA – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced that two Fourth District Community Health Centers will receive a total of $6.5 million in American Rescue Plan funds to expand their COVID-19 vaccination and treatment operations. The resources are part of the American Rescue Plan’s investments to expand access to vaccines in underserved communities.
Fourth District-based federal community health centers receiving funds:
• Oakhurst Medical Centers of Stone Mountain: $5,481,500
• Recovery Consultants, Inc. of Decatur: $976,875
DECATUR, GA — On Wednesday, April 7, 3p.m., Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) is holding an American Rescue Plan (ARP) “Teach-In” event to highlight the life-saving resources contained in the new law. The 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.
DECATUR, GA — On Wednesday, April 7, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) is holding a virtual “Teach-In” event to lift up the life-saving resources contained in the American Rescue Plan. The Teach-In will help people understand how they can benefit from the various provisions of the bill – connecting constituents with resources.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) this week marked the 11th anniversary of the landmark Affordable Care Act (ACA) by highlighting transformative health care savings for hard-working Georgians thanks to the Biden American Rescue Plan. The plan builds on the ACA’s critical benefits by lowering the cost of coverage and expanding eligibility for federal subsidies to millions of Americans.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) voted to pass H.R. 1620, a bipartisan, long-term Violence Against Women Act reauthorization. The landmark Violence Against Women Act of 1994 ushered in transformative progress by calling for the protection of all Americans from violence and abuse and working to ensure all victims and survivors have the support they need. This critical reauthorization will safeguard and further strengthen these life-saving protections for women throughout Georgia and across the country.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Rep. Johnson joined fellow Democrats to pass the landmark American Rescue Plan and send it to President Biden’s desk for his signature. Today, Rep. Johnson proudly highlights the vital resources that Georgia families and communities will receive to crush the virus, put vaccines in people’s arms, money in people’s pockets, children safely back in school and workers back in jobs.
LITHONIA, GA – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) joined U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson and Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary for a site visit of Emory Hillandale Hospital in South DeKalb.
Emory Hospital officials and medical professionals, including Hospital Group President Bryce Gartland and Emory Hillandale CEO Jim Forstner, briefed the delegation on their COVID-19 response and how the hospital system is dealing with the pandemic.