Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Protecting the Affordable Care Act

October 20, 2017
Enewsletters

Dear Friend,

This week, I appeared on MSNBC to discuss President Trump’s sabotage of the Affordable Care Act and my intention to introduce articles of impeachment against the President, praised Memphis for reducing racial disparities in breast cancer outcomes, spoke at the Greater Memphis Chamber Small Business Development Forum, and attended the National Civil Rights Museum Moral Monday at Mississippi Boulevard Church. Keep reading to learn more about my week and follow me on Twitter and Facebook to see more updates as they happen.

Protecting the Affordable Care Act
Reducing Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Outcomes
Speaking at the Small Business Development Forum
Attending the National Civil Rights Museum Moral Mondays
Bringing Congress to your Corner
9th Annual Veterans Day Luncheon
Healthcare.gov Open Enrollment Period Begins November 1
2018 U.S. Capitol Historical Society Calendars Are Available
Important Information on the Equifax Data Breach
The Congressional App Challenge
Quote of the Week
Weekly Health Tip

Protecting the Affordable Care Act

On Sunday, I was on MSNBC with Alex Witt to discuss President Trump’s sabotage of the Affordable Care Act.  I also discussed my intentions to introduce articles of impeachment against the President. Watch my interview here.

Reducing Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Outcomes

This week, The Commercial Appeal reported that the City of Memphis had significantly narrowed the gap between the rate at which African American women and Caucasian women die from breast cancer. In 2014, I was proud to host a “Building a Healthier Memphis” panel discussion on the racial disparities in breast cancer outcomes in Memphis to bring together those in health care working on this issue. Early detection is crucial to saving lives. During the meeting, we discussed provisions of the Affordable Care Act that enable women to get breast cancer screenings like mammograms with no co-pays or deductibles, which has greatly contributed to the decrease in racial disparities in breast cancer.

Speaking at the Small Business Development Forum

On Thursday, I gave opening remarks at the Small Business Development Forum hosted by the Greater Memphis Chamber. The forum and panel discussion focused on ensuring our local business owners or future business owners know what resources are available to them to bring their goods and services to market in today’s global economy. 

Attending the National Civil Rights Museum Moral Monday

 

On Monday, I attended the National Civil Rights Museum Moral Monday at Mississippi Boulevard Church. Rev. William Barber delivered a powerful sermon on policy and morality. He is a man on a mission about ending racism, environmental destruction, economic inequality, and materialism. His speech was reminiscent of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech at the Riverside Church in New York City. Read more here.

Bringing Congress to your Corner

On Friday, October 27 from 11:00am to 1:00pm, my office will hold “Congress on your Corner” office hours at the Gaisman Community Center (4221 Macon Road). If you have questions or problems with Social Security, Medicare, FHA, the VA or any other federal agencies, my staff and I will be on hand to answer questions and provide assistance. I hope you can make it.  

9th Annual Veterans Day Luncheon

On Friday, November 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at BRIDGES, I will be hosting my 9th annual Veterans Day BBQ Luncheon to honor our veterans in Memphis. I will also discuss my work as your Representative in Washington, DC to help improve the lives of veterans, including my support of programs that assist our veterans who are homeless or who are on the verge of homelessness. Veterans should RSVP at 901-544-4131 by Wednesday, November 8th if you would like to attend. Visit my website for more information.

Healthcare.gov Open Enrollment Period Begins November 1

The open enrollment period for the Healthcare.gov insurance marketplace for 2018 plan shopping and comparison opens November 1, 2017. The last day to sign up for health insurance is December 15, 2017. Please note that the Trump Administration has shortened the enrollment period. Visit https://www.healthcare.gov/ for more information.  

2018 U.S. Capitol Historical Society Calendars Are Available

My office currently has a limited number of 2018 U.S. Capitol Historical Society calendars available. If you would like to receive a calendar, please complete this form on my website. Due to the rules of the House, I am only able to mail calendars to residents of Tennessee’s 9th District. Please feel free to share this email with other residents of the 9th District who may be interested in receiving one but who do not receive my eNewsletter.

Important Information on the Equifax Data Breach

On September 7, the consumer credit reporting agency Equifax disclosed a data breach from earlier this year that compromised the personal information of 143 million Americans. All 9th District residents should be aware of precautionary measures that can help ensure their financial security. 

If you believe your data may have been compromised, there are steps you can take. These include: regularly monitoring your accounts, creating additional alerts for your credit report, and placing a security freeze on your credit report, which prevents others from opening up accounts in your name without your knowledge. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) has published a helpful guide, which you can find here, on how to secure your identity following the Equifax data breach.

If you have any questions or are in need of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my office at (901) 544-4131 or visit my website at https://cohen.house.gov/contact/email

The Congressional App Challenge

The Congressional App Challenge is a competition aimed at encouraging U.S. K-12 students to learn how to code by creating their own applications, or “apps.” The Congressional App Challenge is open to all students in the 9th Congressional District of Tennessee. Students entering the competition must submit their app on CongressionalAppChallenge.us by 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Daylight Time on November 1, 2017. Click here for more information.

Quote of the Week

Weekly Health Tip

Each week, I share a health tip in the hopes of promoting a healthy lifestyle for residents of the 9th Congressional District. As always, it is best to check with your doctor before making any changes to your diet, exercise routine or lifestyle.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although the racial disparities in breast cancer outcomes in Memphis has decreased, still more African American women die from breast cancer than Caucasian women. Learn more about breast cancer screenings, which can save lives, here

As always, I remain. 
Most sincerely,
 
Steve Cohen
Member of Congress