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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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Nov 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement on her decision to vote “No” on the Republican reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Community Health Centers (CHC):

“This bill is not a reauthorization; it’s yet another inhumane cut to vital healthcare programs,” said Congresswoman Adams. “For 32 years I’ve fought for community health centers and for all children to have access to quality and affordable healthcare. That’s why I could not support this heartless measure. 

Nov 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement on the first day of open enrollment for the 2018 Affordable Care Act marketplaces, which runs from November 1 through December 15 for 42 states including North Carolina, with 8 states and D.C. having longer enrollment periods.

Oct 13, 2017 Press Release

Charlotte, N.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) visited the Puerto Rican Cultural Society of Charlotte’s supply warehouse to assist with collecting supplies that will be shipped to those in need in Puerto Rico. During the visit, Rep. Adams met with Society President Ester Ramirez-Pevney and members to thank them for their leadership during this time of recovery and rebuilding.

Oct 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after President Trump signed an Executive Order that undercuts the Affordable Care Act.

Oct 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representatives Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), Nydia Velazquez (NY-7), and Jim McGovern (MA-2) – Ranking Member of the Nutrition Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee – sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting additional nutrition assistance for the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following  Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Oct 10, 2017 In The News

Congress needs to close Medicare loophole

We all know someone who has heard the words “you have cancer,” and many of us have fought the disease ourselves. As a survivor of both colon and breast cancer, I recently represented Charlotte on Capitol Hill, traveling to Washington, D.C. with more than 700 of my fellow ACS CAN volunteers from across the country to let my voice be heard and to urge Congress to make cancer a national priority.

Oct 6, 2017 Press Release

Charlotte, N.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the Trump administration announced an Interim Final Rule that rolls back a portion of the preventative care mandate in the Affordable Care Act requiring employers to offer health insurance the covers birth control.

Oct 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) issued the following statement after voting against the Republican budget for FY 2018.

Oct 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. --- Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 36 the so-called “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”.

Sep 29, 2017 In The News

(AP) Yesterday, Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC) held a press conference at Time Out Youth, a local LGBTQ youth center in Charlotte, NC, to announce the introduction of the Youth Access to Sexual Health Services (YASHS) Act. The bill provides federal funding to expand access to sexual health services and scientifically-based, inclusive sexual health information and support programs that promote sexual health for LGBTQ youth, young people of color, homeless youth, youth in foster care, immigrant youth, and youth in juvenile detention.