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Cartwright and Bilirakis Sponsor Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Seniors' Access to Hearing Service

This week, Representatives Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Matt Cartwright (D-PA) filed the Medicare Audiology Access Improvement Act to expand seniors’ access to audiology and hearing services. This important piece of legislation fixes a long-standing access barrier that punishes both seniors and audiologists and increases the choices Medicare patients have when treating their hearing needs.…

Cartwright Statement on Historic Drug Negotiation Announcement

Today, Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08) released the following statement after the unveiling of the first ten prescription drugs selected for Medicare price negotiations under the Inflation Reduction Act. “Today marks a historic moment with the announcement of the first drugs selected for Medicare drug price negotiation.  For the first time ever, Medicare is now able to negotiate with…

Rep. Cartwright Secures $2.1 Million in Federal Funding for New Program to Help Pregnant Women and Infants in Need

Today U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) was recognized by Maternal and Family Health Services (MFHS) with the Distinguished Public Service Award for securing $2.1 million in Community Project Funding to launch its new Circle of Care program. The Circle of Care program, offered at MFHS Scranton and Hazleton sites, is the first maternity medical home in Pennsylvania and is…

Agency honors Cartwright with award

A local services agency honored U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright on Tuesday with an award for distinguished public service. Maternal and Family Health Services gave Cartwright the award for helping the agency secure $2.1 million in federal funding for its new Circle of Care program. Offered at Scranton and Hazleton sites, the program provides expanded, comprehensive prenatal, obstetric,…

Circle of Care offices held grand opening in Scranton

A healthcare office in the Electric City has a new location. The agency’s goal is to improve the health of local women and children and the grand opening was held Tuesday afternoon. The new facility is aimed at helping pregnant women and infants in need. The maternal and family health services’ new circle of care program held a ribbon cutting late Tuesday afternoon. Congressman Matt…

REP. CARTWRIGHT INTRODUCES BIPARTISAN RESOLUTION TO INCREASE BLADDER CANCER AWARENESS

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) re-introduced a bipartisan resolution to designate May as National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. In 2023 alone, an estimated 82,290 individuals in the United States will be diagnosed with bladder cancer and nearly 17,000 will die due to the disease. "In the fight against cancer, increasing early detection is paramount," said Rep. Cartwright.…

Rep. Cartwright Reintroduces Bipartisan MADE in America Act

Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08), along with representatives Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA), Darren Soto (D-FL), and Carol Miller (R-WV), reintroduced a bill to make the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain less dependent on China and other foreign adversaries. According to the Food and Drug Administration, approximately 72 percent of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) used in the…

Rep. Cartwright Announces $4.9 Million in Federal Funding for Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Centers

Eighth Congressional District, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that Scranton Primary Health Care Center, Inc.; Maternal and Family Health Services Inc.; and The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education/The Wright Center Medical Group will receive a total of $4.96 million in federal grants from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).…

Cartwright Statement on President Biden’s fiscal year 2024 budget proposal

Commerce, Justice and Science Committee Ranking Member Matt Cartwright, (PA-08) released the following statement today on President Biden’s fiscal year 2024 budget proposal:  “The Biden Administration’s budget proposal makes strong investments in our future, including for efforts of the agencies funded within the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies appropriations bill.…

Cartwright Statement on Medicare Disinformation Campaign

Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08) released the following statement in the wake of a disinformation campaign by the insurance industry that the White House aims to cut Medicare: "Social Security and Medicare represent our promise to seniors of a secure retirement, and I’m committed to protecting these programs. I’ve been a strong advocate for the protection of Social Security and…