Engel Bill to Modernize Hospitals Clears Key Hurdle

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THE BRONX and WESTCHESTER COUNTIES — July 14, 2020 —Congressman Eliot L. Engel commended the House Appropriations Committee yesterday for passing a key funding bill for federal health agencies, which included provisions authored by Congressman Engel that direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to assess the level of investment needed to modernize U.S. hospitals. “My constituents depend …

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Court Rejects Challenge to Exemptions From Birth-control Mandate
By AMY HOWE

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WASHINGTON, DC —July 8, 2020 — The Affordable Care Act’s birth-control mandate requires most employers to provide their female employees with health insurance that includes access to certain forms of contraceptives. In 2017, the Trump administration issued new rules that expanded an exemption from the mandate to allow private employers with religious or moral objections to opt out of providing …

TribuneCourt Rejects Challenge to Exemptions From Birth-control Mandate
By AMY HOWE

Heroines of Moral Courage: The Little Sisters of the Poor Against Pennsylvania
By JOHN A. SPARKS

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GROVE CITY, PA — May21, 2020 —This is the third time that the Institute for Faith and Freedom has carried an opinion piece on the Little Sisters of the Poor (LSP) and their Supreme Court fight. This 181-year-old religious order is renowned for its generosity and kindness to the poor and needy. The Sisters would seem to be unlikely litigants …

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By JOHN A. SPARKS

Engel Secures $616 Million for New York in Coronavirus Funding

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NEW YORK, NY — April 30, 2020 —Congressman Eliot Engel, a top Member of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, announced today that New York health care providers recently received $615,874,319 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to fight the coronavirus outbreak in New York. “New York and my district in particular, which includes The Bronx and …

TribuneEngel Secures $616 Million for New York in Coronavirus Funding

Engel Casts Vote to Protect Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions

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WASHINGTON, DC –  May 11, 2019 —  Congressman Eliot Engel, a top Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, voted to pass H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act, which blocks the Trump Administration’s latest efforts to weaken the Affordable Care Act’s critical protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. “The Trump Administration and its Republican puppets in …

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Engel: Medicare Must be Able to Negotiate Prescription Drug Prices

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WASHINGTON, DC –  May 9, 2019 —  Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, submitted into the record the following statement at today’s Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing titled “Lowering Prescription Drug Prices: Deconstructing the Drug Supply Chain”: “Thank you Madame Chairwoman Eshoo for holding today’s important hearing on the prescription drug supply …

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Engel, LaMalfa Defend Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) Board of Directors’ New Liver Allocation Policy

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WASHINGTON, DC –  May 2, 2019 — U.S. Representatives Eliot Engel (NY-16) and Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) are pushing back against efforts to delay implementation of a new national liver allocation policy that would eliminate arbitrary geographic boundaries and prioritize patient need. The “Acuity Circles Model” would substantially reduce the average sickness of patients at the time of transplant nationwide, reduce …

eHeziEngel, LaMalfa Defend Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) Board of Directors’ New Liver Allocation Policy