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Mar 27, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced new supplemental federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to northeastern Pennsylvania health centers to meet the evolving COVID-19 needs in their respective communities.

Mar 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) voted to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) in the U.S. House, to protect the health and economic security of American workers, families and seniors as the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to spread in the United States.

Mar 12, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that Scranton Primary Health Care Center Inc. received $1,244,504 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Center Cluster grant program.

Established in 1978, Scranton Primary Health Care Center is a federally qualified health center that offers quality primary medical and dental care at a reasonable cost to all persons in the community, including those who are underinsured and uninsured, regardless of their ability to pay.

Mar 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Republican U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) introduced the Help Extend Auditory Relief (HEAR) Act to expand hearing benefits for seniors on Medicare.

Mar 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today issued the following statement after the House Appropriations Committee unveiled an $8.3 billion emergency funding package to address the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in the U.S.:

Feb 24, 2020 Press Release

Clarks Summit, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) visited the Abington Senior Community Center with affordable health care advocacy group, Protect Our Care, to hear constituents’ concerns about access to affordable health care.

Rep. Cartwright discussed the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3), and his opposition to Medicare and Medicaid cuts proposed in the White House budget.

Feb 20, 2020 In The News

We’re facing a health care crisis in this country.

Big drug companies once again began the New Year by hiking the prices of hundreds of medications. In the first week of 2020, they slapped higher price tags on more than 500 drugs, most of which have no generic competitor. As we know very well in northeastern Pennsylvania, that means many people are being forced to choose between filling their prescriptions and paying other bills.

Feb 11, 2020 In The News

Members of Congress Matt Cartwright and Susan Wild have joined seven of their colleagues to voice concern over Medicaid changes they say could put beneficiaries at risk.

On Feb. 6, Cartwright and Wild, along with members of the Pennsylvania Democratic Congressional delegation, sent out a loud-and-clear message in opposition of the Healthy Adult Opportunity, a demonstration that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the Department of Health and Human Services claims will “increase flexibility” for states to expand health care options.

Feb 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) has joined his colleagues in the Pennsylvania Democratic Congressional delegation in an effort to prevent cuts to the Medicaid program, which has helped millions of Pennsylvanians access affordable health care. In a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Rep.

Feb 6, 2020 In The News

In September 2014, my life changed forever when my 2½-year-old son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

Despite our private insurance plan, the pharmacy bill for his insulin was outrageous. Though insulin was invented in 1922, its inflation-adjusted per-unit price tripled, at least, between the 1990s and 2014, and insulin costs per patient nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016.