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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

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: https://pocan.house.gov/healthcarereform

More on Health Care

Jun 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) introduced legislation that would hold drug manufacturers accountable for spiking the price of prescription drugs; the Stop Price Gouging Act, H.R. 2974, uniquely protects consumers and penalizes drug corporations that spike drug prices deliberately without justification. Earlier this month Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced a Senate version of the bill.

Jun 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the Appropriations Committee’s Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee, released the following statement after Senate Republican Leadership finally unveiled its version of Trumpcare.

Jun 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the Appropriations Committee’s Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee, released the following statement after Anthem announced it will reduce individual health care plan offerings in Wisconsin next year.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after House Republicans passed Trumpcare by a vote of 217 to 213.

Apr 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after House Republicans introduced an amendment to the Trumpcare plan, which failed to get a vote on the Floor last month. The amendment allows states to opt-out of popular provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Protections for preexisting conditions and requirements that insurers cover basic services like maternity care, cancer screenings, and addiction treatment could be taken away.

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.