U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew, D-2nd, said last week he has introduced legislation to make health care more affordable through the Affordable Care Act.
The measure would reverse a Trump administration rule that made fewer Americans eligible for the ACA’s premium tax credits, his office said Tuesday.
In April, the administration changed the index on eligibility for the ACA’s premium tax credits and maximum out-of-pocket limits.
It caused a 2.5% increase in the maximum out-of-pocket limit in 2020 compared to what they would have been under the old indexing factor, according to Van Drew’s office.
The change resulted in a $200 increase in the cap on out-of-pocket costs for individuals and an increase of $400 per year for families.
South Jersey politicians and businessmen are intensifying efforts to convince the Air Force …
Van Drew called his bill a simple, common-sense solution to make health care more accessible for South Jersey residents.
“We should be working on solutions to lower out-of-pocket expenses, not increase them,” Van Drew said.
He joined with House of Representatives Democrats Doris Matsui, of California, and Steven Horsford, of Nevada, to sponsor the Fair Indexing for Health Care Affordability Act.
Matsui and Horsford said premium tax credits make health insurance more affordable for low-income and working-class Americans.
Trying out a new slide are Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew, Middle Township Committeeman Chuck Leusner and Francey Burke, vice president of Jersey Cape Rotary. April 16, 2003
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Jeff Van Drew, the mayor of Dennis Township who is also a dentist, with a patient, Bill Talarico, of Northfield, at his Pleasantvilled office Thursday 10/5/00. Some believe towns are better served by politicians with separate lives. For others, this precarious balancing act is a detriment to democracy.
Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew speaks to a class called Effective Telemarketing, at the Atlantic Cape Community College, in Mays Landing, Wednesday 1/15/03. Van Drew is a critic of the telemarketing industry and sponsor of no-call legislation..
VANDREW-Candidate Robert Balicki (right) drops out of the race for Jeff Van Drew(left-) as Jeff Van Drew speaks at podium on the steps of Millville City Hall -Aug/28/01-VANDREW - Cape May County Freeholder Jeff Van Drew announces his bid for a First District Assembly seat. Candidate Robert Balicki had said he may quit his race to make room for Jeff Van Drew.
Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew holds a copy of his legislative bill as he speaks to a class called Effective Telemarketing, at the Atlantic Cape Community College, in Mays Landing, Wednesday 1/15/03. Van Drew is a critic of the telemarketing industry and sponsor of no-call legislation..
TWOPARTY — League of Women voters forum on the health of two-party system in Cape May County. Get pix of two speakers and a crowd shot to go with reporter story. WEDNESDAY 11/18/98 Here , Jeff Van Drew makes a point.
Senator Jeff Van Drew, left, addresses protesters outside of the Motor Vehicle Service in Vineland, Friday May 30, 2008. Governor Corzine wants to close this location.
Jeff Van Drew speaks with Millville residents Barbara Webb and David Coggins during Millville's bicentennial at City Hall Saturday, March 23, 2002. (acp photo/Mary Godleski)
From left, Assembymen Nicholas Asselta, Jeff Van Drew, Frank Blee and Paul D'Amato listen during the inaugural ceremony for Governor James E. McGreevey at the War Memorial, in Trenton, Tuesday 1/15/01.
Shore Mall Reading - Van Drew is presented with a "Cat in the HatÓ reading hat by Terri Stackhouse (Co-chair of the event - left) and Michele Yakopcic ( ACCEA President). 03/23/02 Saturday. Assemblyman Jeff VanDrew, reads to kids at Shore Mall Reading Event, Shore Mall, EHT.
AIRPORT ----- Here , Assemblyman John J Burzichelli, Dem of Gloucester , and Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew at a press conf at the Cape May County Airport......Jeff Van Drew along with assemblymen John J. Burzichelli and Douglas H. Fisher introduce legislation aimed at curbing corruption at the DRBA, which runs the county airport. ....TUESDAY 08/06/2002
Assemblyman Van Drew on the steps of his Cape May Court House office talks of Marina Bay Condos in North Wildwood ......Assemblyman Van Drew has news regarding Marina Bay Towers complex in North Wildwood. He will be at 21 N. Main St in CMCH to make the announcement. Could get photo of that and/or a photo of the complex itself, which ever would be better......TUESDAY 04/23/2002
1STDISTRICT --- Here , candidate Joseph Brezlin congratulates Jeff Van Drew as he arrives at the HQ ......Cape May county Democrats HQ will be here. Get shots of winning Dems for story on 1st district election results.... TUESDAY 11/06/2001
BABBOTT-LTR-Buena Vista Twp.mayor CHUCK CHIARELLO,Assemblyman JEFF VAN DREW,Assemblyman NICK ASSELTA,Buena Mayor JOE BARUFFI, and Buena regional Superintendent of schools Dr.DIANE DeGIACOMO at press conference at Buena regional high school about districts lack of ABBOTT funding and high School taxes -BABBOTT 2/25/2003 1:00 pm Assemblymen Nick Asselta and Jeff Van Drew will join Mayor Joe Baruffi of Buena Borough and Buena Vista Township Chuck Chiarello of BVT and Dr. Diane DeGiacomo, supt. of Buena Regional School District to discuss recent decision of DOE Commissioner Libera to deny Abbott or Special Needs status to the school district.
Lynne Krukosky, Executive Director of Cape Assist Community Resource Center signs a grant check of $400, 000 as, 1st District Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew, President of the Board of Cape Assist Tom Frisoli Jr., and Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Susan Bass Levin look on in Wildwood, August 19, 2002. (acp photo/Mary Godleski)
Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew hears the concerns of Joseph Pierce, Sr., director, and Amanda Page, community liason of the Levoy Theatre Preservation committee following a tour of the vacant theatre on High Street in Millville, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002. (acp photo/Mary Godleski)
Wildwood Mayor Duane Sloane, Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew, Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Susan Bass Levin walk down Pacific Avenue in Wildwood, Monday, August 19, 2002. (acp photo/Mary Godleski)
Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew asks a question during the New Jersey Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee hearing on dumping subway cars off the coast, Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2002, in Somers Point.
President of the Board of Cape Assist Tom Frisoli Jr., signs a grant check of $400, 000 as Lynne Krukosky, Executive Director of Cape Assist Community Resource Center, 1st District Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew, and Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Susan Bass Levin look on in Wildwood, August 19, 2002. (acp photo/Mary Godleski)
TAXPROTEST -------Here , Jeff Van Drew (center) talks with Robert and Cynthia Progner , owners of the Seacrest Inn at the rally in front of the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce in Cape May Court House............Cape May County chamber of commerce staging a county-wide protest against a state proposal to levy a 7 percent room tax on vacation motel stays. Get art of rally. This was moved from the original Wildwood location! .... TUESDAY 04/15/2003
AIRPORT ----- Here , Jeff Van Drew at a press conf at the Cape May County Airport......Jeff Van Drew along with assemblymen John J. Burzichelli and Douglas H. Fisher introduce legislation aimed at curbing corruption at the DRBA, which runs the county airport. ....TUESDAY 08/06/2002
FARMS - -Assemblyman JEFF VAN DREW(left) tours Vineland Farmer KEVIN FLAIMÕs(right) Panther brand farm packinghouse on Panther rd. in vineland-Thurs.Aug22/02-FARMS-Assemblyman Robert Smith and Jeff Van Drew wil host farm tour through Cumberland and Gloucester Counties. They will visit various farms.
State Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew, D-Cape, Atlantic, Cumberland, and Sherrie Preische, executive director of the New Jersey commission on science and technology, met with leaders of the fishing industry in Southern New Jersey, to discuss how more research and development money could be spent on the fishing industry. Gregory DeBrosse (center) shows VanDrew the upwelling nursery tanks at the shellfish research center in Middle Township on the Delaware Bay. Michael Doebley of the Recreational Fishing Alliance looks on. Monday August 13, 2004, (Press of Atlantic City/Dale Gerhard)
WELCOME ------ Here , Master Sgt David Beun , holding his 4 yr old daughter , Marissa , rides with Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew , on the top of a Seaville Volunteer Fire Company truck in the parade in his honor.......... The family of Master Sgt. David Beun, who's been deployed with the 108th National Guard, is holding a welcome home parade on Somers Avenue starting at noon and a backyard barbecue at 3 Sea Grape Lane to follow. ART ONLY of parade or barbecue. .... SUNDAY 05/18/2003
VANDREW-Democrat Jeff Van Drew speaks at podium on the steps of Millville City Hall -Aug/28/01-VANDREW - Cape May County Freeholder Jeff Van Drew announces his bid for a First District Assembly seat. Candidate Robert Balicki had said he may quit his race to make room for Jeff Van Drew.
Dr. Jefferson Van Drew takes the oath of office as the newest member of the Cape May County Board of Choosen Freeholders as Woodbridge mayor James McGreevey delivers the oath. 1/5/2001 ac press/Dale Gerhard
South Jersey Indian Association donated to Community FoodBank
Renate Taylor, development officer of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and Congressman Jeff Van Drew said a few words during the event of South Jersey Indian Association, donating to the Foodbank in Egg Harbor Township on Tuesday. Dec.18, 2018 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)
Sen. Jeff Van Drew, left and Dr. Lamont Repollet, right Commissioner New Jersey Department of Education speaks to school officials during a round table discussions at Wildwood High School Monday Dec 10, 2018. Press of Atlantic City / Edward Lea Staff Photographer
Democratic Party Election Night
U.S. Rep.-elect Jeff Van Drew gave his victory speech at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. ‘Thank you South Jersey!’ he tweeted at 10:01 p.m. upon declaring victory over Republican Seth Grossman.