What Hank has done:
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. – Yesterday evening, the House Judiciary Committee passed a series of bills to help respond to gun violence -- H.R. 1186, the Keep Americans Safe Act; H.R. 1236, the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019; and H.R. 2708, the Disarm Hate Act, all passed out of committee on a strict party-line vote.
House Judiciary IP Subcommittee Chairman Hank Johnson (D-GA) issued the following statement on H.R. 1236:
COVINGTON – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) sent letters to the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Wednesday demanding answers as to why his constituents in Covington were not informed about a dangerous chemical being released into the community’s air and asking what the environmental protection agencies are doing to protect the people who live near the plant that is discharging the carcinogenic chemical.
More than a week after an investigation by Georgia Health News and WebMDuncovered toxic levels of ethylene oxide in parts of metro Atlanta, congressman Hank Johnson wants to know why people in the impacted regions were not notified.
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I’m hosting a series of town halls throughout the Fourth District to hear your thoughts and concerns on the issues most important to you. All events will be held from 6 to 7:30 PM. I’m holding my first town hall of the series at the Lou Walker Senior Center on Tuesday, August 13th. On Thursday, September 5th I’ll be at Snellville City Hall. On Tuesday, October 8, I’ll be at the Rockdale Career Academy and on Thursday, October 10th I’ll be at the Newton County Courthouse.
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DECATUR, GA – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), is hosting his “Moving The Fourth Forward” town hall series at four locations throughout Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District from 6 – 7:30 p.m., to hear the thoughts and opinions of his constitutes on a wide range of issues.
Who: Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04)
What: Moving The Fourth Forward Town Hall Series
When: Tuesday, August 13, Lou Walker Senior Center, 2538 Panola Road in Lithonia;
Johnson, House colleagues seeks answers after Georgia Department of Community Health temporarily cut off Medicaid benefits to thousands of elderly and disabled Georgians
DECATUR, GA – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, is seeking answers from Georgia officials after Georgia Department of Community Health temporarily cut off Medicaid benefits recently to thousands of elderly and disabled Georgians.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Johnson voted to pass H.R 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act, a major piece of legislation that addresses two top concerns of the American people – lowering prescription drug prices and defending vital protections for people with pre-existing conditions. This bill is a critical component of the For The People agenda.