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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Health care

One of the highest callings of Congress is to properly provide for the health and wellbeing of the American people.  As a non-practicing registered nurse, providing the most advanced, efficient, and affordable healthcare possible for our community has always been a priority of mine.  In my twenty five years in Congress, I have used my professional experience in the medical field to expand access to quality healthcare for all Americans.

In that vein, I fully supported President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, as well as Medicaid and Medicare, which provides care and support to majority of Americans.  I have also authored and co-sponsored bills that better support our hardworking nurses, provide greater choice for women, and assist families dealing with difficult mental health issues. Further, I have continued to fight for increased funding for the medical science community that will improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of our treatment plans.

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Mar 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson yesterday introduced legislation to protect the health care benefits of federal employees during a government shutdown. The bill, H.R. 1719, also named the Securing Dental and Vision Protection for Federal Employees Act, contains specific provisions that, once enacted, would ensure that federal employees remain eligible to receive dental and vision coverage in the event of a lapse of government funding. 

Mar 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today introduced the National Nurse Act of 2019. This bill, H.R. 1597, will designate the Chief Nurse Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service as the “National Nurse for Public Health.” The responsibilities of the position would task the National Nurse for Public Health with identifying and addressing national health priorities.

Jan 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Chairwoman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, yesterday introduced the National Gun Violence Research Act, a bill designed to authorize research programs that examine policies that reduce gun violence and lower death totals. The legislation, also referred to as H.R.

Dec 31, 2018 Press Release

Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Clinic and UT Southwestern Medical Center have been awarded more than $4.4 million in grant funding by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The two medical facilities received $4,166,624 and $243,000, respectively.

Dec 14, 2018 Press Release

Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services awarded Children’s Medical Center Dallas with a $2,887,257 grant. The funding will enhance the Children’s Graduate Medical Education Payment Program. 

Dec 3, 2018 Event

Congresswoman Johnson invites all families and seniors of District 30 to the 2018 Senior Living Conference -- an informative resource expo. This annual event connects service-providers that offer medical, health and life-style products and services with the older adults of our community in an effort to improve the quality of life for seniors.
Attend this free event at the Lancaster Recreation Center on Monday, December 3rd from 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Nov 13, 2018 Page

Congresswoman Johnson invites all families and seniors of District 30 to the 2018 Senior Living Conference -- an informative resource expo. This annual event connects service-providers that offer medical, health and life-style products and services with the older adults of our community in an effort to improve the quality of life for seniors.


Attend this free event at the Lancaster Recreation Center on Monday, December 3rd from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Nov 1, 2018 Press Release

Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today released the following statement on the commencement of the open enrollment period, which allows individuals to purchase health care from the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace between November 1 and December 15:

 

"Since Democrats passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, millions of Americans have utilized the insurance market place to gain coverage for the first time. Beginning today, Americans once again have that chance with the start of open enrollment.

 

Sep 7, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that Head Start of Greater Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center have been awarded more than $20 million in grants to support new and existing projects run by the two institutions. The grants awarded to Head Start of Greater Dallas, bolstering programs benefiting children and families, and UT Southwestern, supporting studies of diabetes, neurological disorders and alternative medicine, total $19,402,870 and $1,738,761 respectively.

Sep 4, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC  – Tomorrow, as oral arguments begin in Texas v. United States, a Republican-led lawsuit to strike down the Affordable Care Act’s protections for Americans living with pre-existing conditions, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson voiced her firm opposition to the Republican assault on people with pre-existing conditions.