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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina

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Health care is important to our district and to Congresswoman Adams’ work in Congress. She has been a staunch and ardent supporter of the Affordable Care Act, which has brought lifesaving insurance coverage to millions, including hundreds of thousands in North Carolina’s 12th District.

Congresswoman Adams is a proud cosponsor of bills that protect women’s health, medical research and the elimination of taxes on health care benefits for Middle Class families. She has also written to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory urging that he expand Medicaid in the state for more than 319,000 North Carolinians. 

For more information concerning my work and views on Health Care issues, please contact our office. Thank you.

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Jun 26, 2017 Press Release

“The Congressional Budget Office score confirms our worse fear - the Republican measure will cost lives,” said Congresswoman Adams. “The thirty-nine percent of American children who rely on Medicaid will immediately lose their healthcare coverage and by 2026 another 22 million Americans will be without coverage. This heartless measure comes at cost the American people cannot afford. A treatable illness shouldn't be a death sentence, but tragically the CBO confirmed today, that will be the case for millions of Americans if Trumpcare becomes law.”

 

Jun 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after Senate Republicans released their version of Trumpcare.

“Trumpcare is the death knell of the American healthcare system, said Congresswoman Adams. “The Senate’s bill will destabilize the market place, causing providers like Blue Cross Blue Shield to hike their rates by 23%, putting healthcare out of reach for millions of Americans. For people like me who suffer from Type II diabetes, a loss of coverage is a risk we can’t afford to take.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the administration announced their proposed budget for FY 2018.

“This budget proposal is awful. It’s the most conservative we’ve ever seen and it’s not reflective of our nation’s growing needs,” said Congresswoman Adams.

May 19, 2017 In The News

DAVIDSON – U.S. Rep. Alma Adams was in town Thursday, May 11, visiting with people at the Ada Jenkins Center and Davidson Housing Coalition, speaking with officials at Davidson College and touring the downtown area.

In the middle of all that, Adams, a Democrat who represents the state's 12th district, held a town hall-type meeting in the Davidson Town Hall.

May 19, 2017 In The News

Health care costs for North Carolinians enrolled in the Affordable Care Act would jump under the plan passed by House Republicans, according to an independent analysis.

Subsidies in the form of tax credits for a family making $50,000, North Carolina’s median income, would fall by as much as $14,400 a year, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health policy research organization. In Mecklenburg County, credits would drop by $12,550.

May 19, 2017 In The News

Have you—or anyone you know—skipped needed health care because of cost? Since this is true of one in three Americans, you probably answered yes. Do you think this is unfair?
When I worked as a family doctor at Carolinas Medical Center-Biddle Point, I saw people every day who didn’t get needed health care because they couldn’t pay. I don’t think it’s fair. There is another kind of health care system which would eliminate this unfairness.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after House Republicans passed TrumpCare.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington,D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after Republicans announced they will force the House to vote on TrumpCare tomorrow, without a Congressional Budget Office score of the final legislation. 

May 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) today released the following statement after the House passage of the FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill which funds the government until September 30, 2017:

“This is a clean bipartisan budget that’s good for the 12th District,” said Congresswoman Adams. “It ensures critical funding for education, research and development, and infrastructure and transportation, while protecting healthcare for millions of Americans.

Apr 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after House Republicans’ announced new TrumpCare amendments to raise costs on Americans with pre-existing conditions, all while exempting the health coverage of Members of Congress and their staffers from the damage.