Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin
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Health Care

Wisconsin is a national leader in quality accessible health care. I believe we must continue to expand and innovate within our health care system to provide all Wisconsinites access to health insurance and health care that meets their needs.

I believe the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will provide Wisconsinites with access to affordable, quality health care. Because of the ACA, individuals with preexisting conditions can no longer be denied coverage and 105 million Americans have gained access to free preventative care, including recommended cancer screenings and immunizations. I am committed to working with my colleagues on ways to strengthen and improve the ACA, but I refuse to support any legislation that guts the law for political purposes.  Ensuring that all families and businesses in Wisconsin have the security of cost-effective health insurance without sacrificing the quality of care is one of my highest priorities. For more information and resources on the Affordable Care Act, including where to receive enrollment assistance, please visit my health care resources website: http://pocan.house.gov/healthcarereform

More on Health Care

Mar 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after a vote on Trumpcare was pulled from consideration by Speaker Paul Ryan.

Mar 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report projecting that 24 million people would lose coverage under Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans’ health care plan.

Feb 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), and First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) made the following statement on the confirmation of Rep. Tom Price (R-MI) as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Jan 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), and First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) issued the following statement after the House GOP Majority voted twice against CPC’s amendment to block cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security benefits.

Jan 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), and First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) issued the following statement announcing the introduction of an amendment to block the House GOP Majority from cutting Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security benefits and hold President-elect Donald Trump accountable to his promise to protect these programs.

Dec 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after the Next Generation Researchers Act passed the House & Senate as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. The Next Generation Researchers Act directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to promote and provide new opportunities for new researchers and earlier research independence.

Oct 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) along with 33 House Democrats, sent a letter to President Obama urging him to take executive action to reign in the dramatic increase in costs for prescription medications.

Jan 6, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) a member of the Budget Committee, spoke on the House Floor in opposition to a budget reconciliation bill, which would repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 62nd time and defund Planned Parenthood.

You can find a video clip of Rep. Pocan speaking on the Floor here.

“Thank you Mr. Speaker. We were told just a couple months ago on the floor of this Congress that there’s a new day in Congress.

Dec 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after an updated projection from the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau showed a full Medicaid expansion allowed under Obamacare would save the state more than $1 billion through 2020-21:

Sep 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C - U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) introduced the HIV Clinical Services Improvement Act today, a bill which improves health care access for people living with HIV/AIDs by strengthening Ryan White Part C clinics. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS program provides medical care for people living with HIV/AIDS who do not have adequate health coverage or resources to cope with the disease. Part C clinics deliver quality, comprehensive HIV/AIDs care to over 275,000 people a year.