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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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) today released the following statement in response to the decision by President Trump to end critical cost-sharing payments under the Affordable care Act -- $7 billion in annual subsidies to health insurers that allows more than 7 million low-income Americans to afford healthcare coverage:
“We don’t want to go back. We want to go forward.” Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia.
Democrats pounced on the last-minute timing with the stakes so high.
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, said that the repeal bill was “the worst piece of legislation that has come down the pipe yet.” He said Congress would want to reauthorize the indigent hospital care and PeachCare programs. “Hopefully, Republicans in Congress can walk and chew bubble gum on that issue,” he said.
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September 21, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Johnson highlighted a new report that shows that the radical Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare bill would explode premiums for Americans with pre-existing conditions by as much as tens of thousands of dollars.
Washington, D.C.– Today, Rep. Johnson highlighted a new state-by-state report showing Republicans’ latest Trumpcare legislation, which the Senate GOP hopes to rush to a vote next week, would be disastrous for Georgian’s health care in 2027 alone.
Federal funding for health coverage would be cut by $299 billion in that year alone, relative to projected spending on the Medicaid expansion, marketplace subsidies and the Medicaid program (outside of the expansion).
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.