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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.

More on Health Care

Jun 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) took bold action to build on the Affordable Care Act to lower health costs and prescription drug prices for all Americans by joining House Democrats to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. Today’s vote comes days after the Trump Administration filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entirety of the ACA.

May 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D.

May 28, 2020 Press Release
Washington – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) released the following statement on the 100,000th death from the COVID-19 novel coronavirus:
 
“Like many of you, I have watched friends and loved ones pass away during this crisis. What has made our grief worse is the inability to share it with others in person and to worship and hold one another up together as a community,” said Rep. Adams.
 
May 28, 2020 Press Release
Washington – Right now, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) is chairing a meeting of the House Education & Labor Committee's Subcommittee on Workforce Protections on "Examining the Federal Government’s Actions to Protect Workers from COVID-19."
 
May 27, 2020 Press Release

Charlotte – Today is Congresswoman Alma Adams' 74th Birthday, and an occasion to celebrate a landmark year in her public service career. In addition to continuing her leadership role in Congress on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Adams has taken on a new role as the co-chair of the Black Maternal Health Caucus. Adams continued to lead on Affordable Housing, Hunger, and Health Care issues as well.

May 22, 2020 Press Release
Charlotte – This week, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D.
May 15, 2020 Press Release
Washington – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) released the following statement on her vote in favor of the HEROES Act, which passed the House of Representatives:
 
May 7, 2020 Press Release

Charlotte – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) introduced the bipartisan Eating Disorders Prevention in Schools Act of 2020 (Eating Disorders PSA) yesterday with Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-04).

May 4, 2020 Press Release

Charlotte – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), as well as her Charlotte and Washington offices, spent the month of April focused on combatting the health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, Congresswoman Adams demonstrated national leadership on issues including workplace protections, black maternal health, and food security.

Below are highlights from the Congresswoman’s work in April:

COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), Vice Chair of the House Committee on Agriculture and Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, and Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, sent a letter to President Trump concerning this week’s executive order to activate the Defense Production Act to open meat processing plants.