Healthcare

Every American deserves access to quality, affordable healthcare. No family should endure financial hardship due to the high cost of care, prescription drugs or treatment, and no one should live in fear that they will be uninsured due to a pre-existing condition.

 

Congresswoman Scanlon has taken steps to safeguard the Affordable Care Act and has co-sponsored legislation to protect its guarantees. She has also co-sponsored legislation to bring down the cost of prescription drugs by holding pharmaceutical companies responsible for their bad behavior, encouraging generic drug competition, and rethinking existing payment models so medicines are affordable for those who rely on them.

 

 

Congresswoman Scanlon is also a longtime advocate and supporter of women’s reproductive rights and will fight to push back against any measure to undo the rule of law.

 

More on Healthcare

October 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5), Brendan F. Boyle (PA-2), and Peter Welch (VT-At Large) introduced the Better Tools to Lower Costs Act of 2019 which would expand access to affordable prescription drugs for low-income Medicare beneficiaries by suspending a restrictive asset limit that prevents many in need from qualifying for relief.

 

June 28, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In an effort to ensure that Hahnemann continues to keeps it doors open to serve those most in need, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), alongside U.S. Representatives Brendan Boyle (D-PA-2), Dwight Evans (D-PA-3) and Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA-5), is calling on Hahnemann Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children owner Joel Freedman to reverse course on the planned closure.

 

June 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy Devos and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon calls attention to the mental health crisis disproportionately affecting Latina/x students in the Philadelphia region and nationwide.