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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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February 14, 2018 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar today expressing his opposition to the Trump Administration’s actions that will allow, for the first time in the history of the Medicaid program,  a work requirement as a condition of coverage.  Rep. Raskin is deeply concerned that linking health coverage to a work requirement will undermine access to health care, and contradict the plain text and purpose of the law.  Raskin joined 172 members on the letter to Azar.       

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September 20, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.) denounced the latest Republican effort to gut the federal Affordable Care Act, calling it “Trumpcare” and a “mutating monstrosity” like the final scene in the horror movie “Carrie,” in which a “bloody hand emerges from the ground again.”

August 16, 2017 In The News

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Director, Uma Ahluwalia, is partnering with Congressman Jamie Raskin to discuss Medicaid in Maryland on Sept. 19.

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July 27, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The House of Representatives today passed an amendment introduced by Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) to H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act of 2018, which came out of the House today. Raskin’s amendment was included in the legislation in an ‘en bloc’ amendment that earned strong bipartisan support.

July 18, 2017 In The News

Emboldened by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 defeat, and the Republican effort to dismantle former President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law, progressive lawmakers and activists are trying to move single payer into the party mainstream. 

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May 26, 2017 In The News

As Senate Republicans get to work crafting their own plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Maryland’s Congressional delegation re-committed themselves to defending the law.

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May 23, 2017 In The News

Maryland politicians on Tuesday condemned President Donald Trump’s newly released budget proposal, which would slash research funding at agencies such as the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.

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March 21, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has released the following statement after learning that an Appropriations hearing, set to examine President Trump’s proposed $5.8 billion budget cut to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has been delayed:

March 3, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –As Republicans continue to flounder publicly and behind closed doors in their attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, members of Maryland’s Congressional delegation gathered Wednesday to hear from state officials and health care experts how Marylanders would be affected. U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Anthony Brown, John K. Delaney, Jamie Raskin, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John P.