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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania

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Dec 27, 2019 Press Release

 

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $1,034,770 to the Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania (RHC), which is headquartered in Wilkes-Barre. The funds will be used to maintain RHC’s current scope of health care services in its seven locations throughout the region.

Dec 23, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded two grants worth a combined total of $3,188,368 to The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education.

Dec 14, 2019 In The News

 

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, last week voted to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act — landmark legislation to strengthen the health and financial security of America’s seniors and families struggling under the weight of skyrocketing prescription drug prices.

Currently, U.S. drug prices are nearly four times higher on average than other developed nations. And for certain prescription drugs, Americans pay as much as 67 times more than consumers in other nations.

Dec 12, 2019 Press Release

 

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) voted to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, in the House, landmark legislation to strengthen the health and financial security of America’s seniors and families struggling under the weight of skyrocketing prescription drug prices.

Dec 5, 2019 Press Release


Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) issued the following statement on the upcoming House of Representatives floor vote on the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 (H.R. 3), which is expected to be held next week.

Nov 25, 2019 In The News

Between 2012 and 2016, the price of insulin nearly doubled in the United States.

Unfortunately, in America’s prescription drug market, price hikes like that have become routine. In the first half of 2019 alone, drug companies increased the prices of over 3,400 drugs, with price hikes averaging five times the rate of inflation.

Oct 3, 2019 Press Release

Luzerne County, PA – On Thursday, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced new federal funding to support health care services in Luzerne County.  

Maternal and Family Health Services, Inc. (MFHS) will receive a $180,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to continue their critical work, which includes family planning services, pregnancy care, and nutrition programs.  

Sep 23, 2019 Press Release

Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced a new federal grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission that will help expand dental services in Lackawanna County.

The grant totals $50,000 and will be awarded to AllOne Charities. It will be used to purchase dental equipment for a new, integrated dental service with mobile capacity at NEPA Community Health Care’s Andrew C. Mazza Memorial Health Center, which is located in Greenfield Township, in Lackawanna County.

Aug 28, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced $85,000 in federal grants to improve the quality of two health care facilities in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The first grant totals $36,000 and will be awarded to the Scranton Primary Health Care Center, Inc.; the second grant, which totals $49,000, will be awarded to the Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern PA.

Aug 21, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced a $1,000,000 federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The Health Resources and Services Administration (an agency of HHS) awarded The Wright Center for Community Health this supplemental funding through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP). RCORP funds multi-sector consortia to enhance their ability to implement a set of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in rural communities at the highest risk for substance use disorder (SUD).