Healthcare

As a Dentist, Representative Van Drew has a firsthand understanding of the American healthcare system and the need to make it both accessible and affordable. Together, we must focus on reforms to the Affordable Care Act that protect our families and small businesses, and work to lower the high cost of healthcare and prescription drugs.  Any attempt to strip coverage from the American people without a plan to replace it is unacceptable. That is why Rep. Van Drew supports efforts to condemn stripping healthcare away from people with pre-existing conditions.

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July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Van Drew announced that the Department of Health and Human Services(HHS) released their second round of Provider Relief Fund COVID-19 High-Impact Payments. Included on this second round of funding were several local hospitals: Ocean Medical Center, Cape Regional Health System, Southern Ocean Medical Center, Salem Medical Center, Shore Medical Center, and Inspira Health Network.

June 19, 2020 Press Release

MAYS LANDING- Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew was awarded “Legislator of the Year” by the Department of New Jersey Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). The award was presented to Congressman Van Drew at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention in Wildwood.  Congressman Van Drew then met with Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to discuss veterans care initiatives.

May 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington- Congressman Jeff Van Drew had a telephone meeting this afternoon with Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services(HHS) Eric Hargan on COVID-19 payments to hospital systems that arbitrarily missed out on hotspot funding. To receive the hotspot funding the hospital must have had 100 confirmed COVID-19 patients by April 10th. This lack of funding has only been exacerbated by the shutdown of elective surgical procedures on a statewide basis which has also been a large financial blow to hospitals.

April 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Van Drew voted in support of additional funding for programs designed to only be utilized by small businesses and those on the frontlines of healthcare in their time of need during the COVID-19 pandemic. This legislation is an additional influx of funds into programs designed to keep small businesses and their employees with much-needed resources during this difficult period. Congress is beginning to start discussions on more sweeping aid in a fourth legislative package that will be determined in the coming weeks.

April 20, 2020 Press Release

Washington- Congressman Jeff Van Drew has announced his support for an additional wave of funding to galvanize the existing programs passed last month in the CARES Act and prior. Congressman Van Drew will oppose any additions not pertaining to the public health crisis at hand. Negotiations are currently pending regarding the dollar amounts and allocation of resources, but included in the talks, and what Congressman Van Drew would like to see are:

March 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew announced his support of the approximately $2 trillion-dollar Coronavirus relief package passed by the Senate. This package includes direct financial assistance to individuals and businesses that are in dire need right now. Below are some of the key points:

March 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON--“The pain Americans are feeling is real; they need decisive action and they need it now. I am working every single day to make sure my constituents and all Americans get access to the direct financial relief they need,” said Congressman Van Drew.

“Politicians should be working on how to alleviate the fear and uncertainty right now for the sake of America. This is the life and death of this nation. I will push back against any attempt to slow down this process or add extraneous fluff to this legislation. We must put American workers first.”

March 18, 2020 Press Release

Today Congressman Van Drew announced his support of the proposed Coronavirus relief package and the initiatives he would like to see included in a deal.

“The American economy is driven and maintained by the exceptionalism of the women and men who make up our workforce; we must do everything we can to protect them. In the upcoming Coronavirus legislation, I would like to see:

March 10, 2020 Press Release

An outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a Coronavirus (COVID-19) that originated in China has made its way to America. I want to give you a quick update on what we are doing and some precautionary actions you can help to stop the spread and protect yourselves and your families.

Last week I voted in support of an $8.3 billion supplemental spending bill to address the Coronavirus issue. Included in that money was:

December 12, 2019 Press Release


 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12, 2019
CONTACT – Mackenzie Lucas 1(202) 225-6572

WASHINGTON - Today, Thursday, December 12, 2019, U.S. Congressman Jeff Van Drew (NJ-2) and Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) called on House leadership to put the recently introduced bipartisan bicameral Advancing Support for Working Families Act on the House floor for a vote. This bipartisan bill provides financial resources to help new parents pay for leave and cover the cost of child care, infant care supplies and other expenses associated with a new child.