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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Jan 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) today reintroduced HR 478, the Safe and Affordable Drugs from Canada Act, to the U.S. House, her legislation to allow consumers to import medications from Canada, where they are less expensive. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) joined as the lead Republican. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has introduced Senate companion legislation with Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).

Dec 15, 2018 Press Release

PORTLAND, MAINE— Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement regarding a U.S. district judge’s ruling in Texas v. US, a Republican lawsuit seeking to strike down key provisions of the Affordable Care Act:

Sep 17, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) sent a letter today to the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the agency to approve the Medicaid expansion application recently submitted by the State of Maine. 

Jun 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Responding to reports of health insurance premium increases in the individual market in Maine and across the country, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today released the following statement:

Jun 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement in response to the Maine Superior Court’s decision ordering the LePage Administration to implement Medicaid Expansion:
“I applaud the Maine Superior Court’s decision stating that more than 70,000 low-income Mainers should be able to sign up for health care next month. The order is clear: the LePage Administration cannot veto Maine’s voter-approved Medicaid Expansion law.”

Apr 30, 2018 Press Release
“The LePage Administration’s continued attempts to veto Maine voters is cruel and costly. ..."
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
Oct 30, 2017 Page

The Open Enrollment Period to purchase health insurance for 2018 through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace starts November 1 and runs through December 15.