Skip to Content

Health Care

Rep. Cartwright Announces $11.9 Million for NEPA Health Care Providers Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

| Posted in Press Releases

Eighth Congressional District, Pennsylvania – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced $11,941,411.95 in Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 payments allocated to the Eighth Congressional District. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will be distributing the funds to 139 providers in Northeaster...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $7.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Rural Health Care Providers and Suppliers Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

| Posted in Press Releases

Eighth Congressional District, Pennsylvania – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced $7,702,055.67 in American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural funding allocated to the Eighth Congressional District. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will be distributing the funds to over 100 providers and suppliers...

Rep. Cartwright Introduces Bill to Improve Care for Seniors, People with Disabilities

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) reintroduced the Improving Care for Vulnerable Older Citizens and People with Disabilities through Workforce Advancement Act, bipartisan legislation to create sustainable career paths for direct care workers while improving care and lowering health care costs. “For too long our society has undervalued and underinvested in the lifesaving work tha...

Rep. Cartwright Introduces Bill to Help Mine Workers with Black Lung Disease Receive Benefits

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced the Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act, legislation that would reform the program that provides benefits to coal miners suffering from black lung disease. “Thousands of miners who suffer from the horrible effects of black lung disease are exploited by coal company lawyers who prevent mine workers and their families from receiving the b...

Cartwright introduces Black Lung Benefit Improvement Act for suffering miners

| Posted in In the News

Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act today, legislation that would reform the program that provides benefits to coal miners suffering from black lung disease. The act aims to "level the playing field" for miners and their survivors seeking benefits under the Black Lung Program that is administered by the Department of Labor. It assists those suffering f...

Rep. Cartwright Votes to Pass Historic Build Back Better Act

| Posted in Press Releases

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today voted to pass the Build Back Better Act in the U.S. House. This historic legislation crafted by the President and Democrats in Congress will create good-paying jobs and bring more people back into the workforce, cut taxes for the middle class, reduce price pressures and fight climate change. “The Build Back Better Act invests in workforce developme...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $421,000 in Federal Funds from New COVID-19 Telehealth Program Awards to Wayne Memorial Health Centers

| Posted in Press Releases

Honesdale, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers will receive $421,833 through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help offer telehealth and connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers in Honesdale will use funding to...

Cartwright: $2.1 million targets health care infrastructure

| Posted in In the News

More than $630,000 in federal funding will bring Scranton Primary Health Care Center closer to opening up another floor of its Wyoming Avenue office to patients. With nearly $983,000 from the same program, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers will renovate a new facility for women’s health within walking distance of Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. The awards come as part of $2.1 million ...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $2.1 Million in Federal Funds For Health Care Infrastructure In Northeastern Pennsylvania

| Posted in Press Releases

Eighth Congressional District, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced three Northeastern Pennsylvania Community Health Centers will receive a total of $2.1 million in American Rescue Plan funds to strengthen primary health care infrastructure and advance health equity and health outcomes in medically underserved communities, including through projects that support COVID-1...

Rep. Cartwright Releases New Report Detailing Health Care Savings from American Rescue Plan for Northeastern Pennsylvanians

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) released a new report detailing estimates of what residents of Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District can save on average on health insurance as a result of the American Rescue Plan, which Rep. Cartwright helped pass in March. As he released the report, Rep. Cartwright was joined outside his Scranton office by Colleen Gallagher, a small busi...