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FLEMINGTON, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced Community in Crisis, Inc., Hunterdon Prevention Resource, Inc. and Empower Somerset, Inc. have each been awarded a $125,000 grant by the Drug-Free Communities Support Program and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. The grants are designed to assist communities addressing the problem of opioid and heroin abuse, provide education and implement prevention measures.
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07), member of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, released the following statement after the release of a single-payer health care plan in the U.S. Senate.
“Senator Sanders’ single-payer health care plan is one that my constituents cannot afford. Most Americans would lose their health insurance plans if single-payer became law and dramatic tax increases would be unavoidable. Those tax increases would fall across the board to meet the tremendous cost of the program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- U.S. Representatives Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and Diana DeGette (CO-01) have introduced bipartisan legislation called the Patient Experience in Research Act of 2017 (PERA) in the U.S. House of Representatives. PERA will launch a pilot project to evaluate the psychological and social distress experienced by patients participating in a clinical trial of a drug or biological product that is intended to treat a serious or life-threatening disease or condition.
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- U.S. Representatives Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and Brian Higgins (NY-26) have introduced bipartisan legislation called the Cancer Drug Parity Act (H.R. 1409) that would require health insurance plans that cover traditional chemotherapy to provide no less favorable coverage for prescribed, orally-administered anticancer medications. With the rising usage of oral medication by cancer patients, Lance believes this reform to coverage options will lower out-of-pockets costs for patients.
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) released the following statement after the Energy and Commerce Committee completed a 30 hour mark-up of sections of the American Health Care Act:
“The average American family is now paying $5,000 dollars more a year for health care since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. Too many of my constituents can’t afford the Affordable Care Act.