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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

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December 6, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman MacArthur today announced that he will serve as the new co-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic. Congressman MacArthur will replace outgoing Chair, Congressman Frank Guinta (R-NH) and join Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH) as co-lead of the group.

October 20, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman MacArthur recently introduced two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help families pay for the overwhelming costs associated with drug treatment.

New Jersey’s heroin overdose rate is triple the soaring U.S. rate with Burlington and Ocean Counties making up nearly 13% of the heroin related deaths in the state of New Jersey since 2004. With treatment and recovery efforts remaining a top concern, over 184,000 individuals have been admitted to substance abuse treatment facilities in New Jersey since 2010.
 

September 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman MacArthur today hosted a heroin and opioid epidemic briefing via conference call with Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato and local elected officials and first responders from New Jersey’s Third Congressional District.

Topics covered on the call:

September 6, 2016 Press Release

BROWNS MILLS N.J. –Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.-03) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today announced a legislative fix for New Jersey hospitals in rural communities being denied equitable Medicare reimbursement rates.  This will allow Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Burlington County to continue its mission of providing patients with access to high-quality care.

July 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Tom MacArthur (NJ-03), Congressman John Carney (DE-At Large) and Congressman Bill Pascrell (NJ-09) today announced legislation to help community hospitals receive important reimbursements.

May 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom MacArthur today announced he has received the “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” award from the Healthcare Leadership Council. 
 
The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) is a coalition of leaders of the nation’s premier health care companies and organizations. The “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” award is presented to legislators that support the development of new cures, treatments and technologies to increase longevity, conquer disease and make long-term hospitalizations less common.

February 23, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom MacArthur today announced that he has introduced legislation to improve Medicare Advantage and care for seniors. The Excellence in Medicare Act will motivate providers to better serve seniors through performance incentives that would also reduce premiums and copays for seniors.

August 31, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom MacArthur today announced that he was named a 2015 Medicare Advantage Champion by the Coalition for Medicare Choices. 

The award recognizes the Congressman’s commitment to protect Medicare Advantage for the millions of seniors and individuals with disabilities who currently depend on its coverage. With over 220,000 residents in the state of New Jersey currently enrolled in Medicare Advantage the program offers high quality and dependable care for thousands in New Jersey’s Third Congressional District.

August 11, 2015 Press Release

Today, Social Security celebrates eight decades of providing economic security for America's workers and their families. Social Security has provided a strong safety net - easing pressure on families, reducing uncertainty and keeping millions of Americans out of poverty.  It's hard to imagine how different retirement was when my Dad was a young boy, before Social Security.  Now, like millions of Americans, it's an important part of his retirement security.