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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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May 6, 2021 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – Today, Rep. Adams highlighted new tools from the White House to help North Carolina residents get vaccinated. North Carolinians sixteen years or older can now input their ZIP code at www.vaccines.gov / www.vacunas.gov or text their ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) / VACUNA (822862) to get help making a vaccine appointment at a nearby location.

Apr 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement on President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress:

Apr 27, 2021 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) announced that Debra Weeks, Chief Executive Officer of the C.W. Williams Community Health Center, will be her guest for President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, April 28. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, guests will attend virtually this year.

Apr 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This morning, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04), and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) on the status of Black maternal health in our country. The Members were joined by public health experts and representatives from women’s health and women's rights advocacy groups from Maryland. 

Apr 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m., Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) will lead a virtual roundtable with Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12), Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14), and Rep. Anthony Brown (MD-04) on the status of Black maternal health in our country. The roundtable will be broadcast live on Leader Hoyer’s Facebook Page.

Apr 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, on the last day of Black Maternal Health Week 2021, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12)Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the Congressional Black Maternal Health Caucus, announced two vital pieces of legislation to address the Black maternal health crisis: The Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards (MOMS) Act and the Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies (CARE) ActSenator Kirsten Gillibrand (D

Apr 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), co-founder and co-chair of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, and House Committee on Education & Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03)introduced the Community Access to Resources and Education (CARE) for Families Act today. The CARE for Families Act will help improve maternal and infant health outcomes by strengthening partnerships between health care providers and local nutrition services.

Apr 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, advocating for the 12th District’s priorities in the forthcoming American Jobs Plan. 

Apr 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released a Black Maternal Health Week advocacy kit for individuals and organizations. Black Maternal Health Week is observed April 11-17.

The kit includes materials on Black Maternal Health Week, the Black Maternal Health Momnibus legislation being introduced at both the federal and state levels, as well as the ongoing Black maternal health crisis that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Apr 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12)Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14), and 77 original cosponsors have introduced a resolution recognizing Black Maternal Health Week, “to bring national attention to the maternal health crisis in the United States and the urgent importance of reducing maternal mortality and morbidity among Black women and birthing persons.” Black Maternal Health Week is observed from April 11 through April 17.