Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

Health Care

Keep up to date on my efforts to protect and improve on affordable health care gains for the American people.

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Dec 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— As partisan politics have needlessly held up the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Community Health Centers and other important public health programs, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) is co-sponsoring a bill (H.R. 4541) that reauthorizes all of these programs and pays for it in a commonsense way that does not strip funds from other health care programs.  Funding for CHIP expired on September 30, putting health care for nine million American kids at risk.
 

Dec 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—At the Capitol today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) hosted a briefing on produce prescription programs, an element of the food is medicine movement that is proving effective at improving people’s diets and health outcomes by increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Launching a national produce prescription pilot program called Harvesting Health is one provision of HR 3491, the Local FARMS Act, a bipartisan bill Pingree has introduced with Reps.

Oct 31, 2017 Press Release
Since mid-September Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) has been getting the word out about the 2018 Open Enrollment to purchase coverage on the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace with a public service announcement running on three local television stations
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The Open Enrollment Period to purchase health insurance for 2018 through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace starts November 1 and runs through December 15.  

Oct 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order that will spike premiums for Mainers with pre-existing conditions and push individuals toward health insurance plans without consumer protections:

Sep 27, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree calls Congress to come together to pass legislation to support the individual marketplace.
Sep 25, 2017 Press Release
In response to the Trump Administration’s decision to shut down Healthcare.gov during peak hours of Open Enrollment and not to advertise for the brief 90-day window when Americans must purchase health insurance, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is doing her part to ensure Mainers know Open Enrollment begins on November 1st.
Jun 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) determined that 22 Million Americans will lose health care coverage under the Republican health care bill currently before in the U.S. Senate:
 

May 5, 2017 Press Release

In response to yesterday’s vote by House Republicans to repeal health care coverage and consumer protections for millions of Americans, Congresswoman Pingree held a press conference with patient advocates to outline the serious consequences Trumpcare will have for all Mainers. 
 

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