We must keep our promise to America’s seniors, who have given a lifetime of effort to our nation and deserve their contributions to be honored and respected. I will work to ensure that Social Security and Medicare continue to be viable programs that are stable and self-sufficient.
In 2010, for the first time in history the Social Security Administration spent more in payments than it received in receipts. A failure to act will ensure the unacceptable result of collapsing system, leaving our seniors without the support that they have earned and planned for. Congress must work to preserve the benefits that those at or near retirement have planned their lives around, while also guaranteeing that future generations have the ability to control and plan for their eventual retirements.
Repealing Obamacare would immediately overturn the $718 billion cut made to Medicare, safeguarding a medical system that serves over 48 million Americans. Cutting the cost of doing business is critical, that includes addressing defensive medicine, malpractice reform and increasing competition. Allowing more consumer choice and competition across state lines will also help to lower medical costs for all Americans.
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More on Health Issues
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today announced his support for a short-term federal funding measure expected to be considered this week. Known as a continuing resolution (CR), the legislation will fund the federal government at current levels through December 11, 2015. No new federal funds are scheduled for distribution to Planned Parenthood until April 1, 2016, thus no funds in this extension may be used for Planned Parenthood, which remains under Congressional and public scrutiny for the apparent sale of fetal tissue and organs.
Washington, DC - Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of a measure he cosponsored that would redirect funding currently received by Planned Parenthood to other health clinics while federal officials investigate whether Planned Parenthood has broken federal laws. HR 3143, which redirects these funds for one year, was passed on a 241-187 vote and will now be considered in the Senate.
Washington, D.C. – Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today announced that Mayers Memorial Hospital District has been awarded a $21,805,000 rural development loan from the United States Department of Agriculture to construct a 9,000 square foot addition to replace the outdated and non-compliant portions of the existing facility.
Western Sierra Medical Clinic has been approved as a registered health care provider for the Veterans Choice Program.
Clinic officials began offering the closer-to-home health services last week to veterans in the region.
Under the new program, the federal Veterans Affairs allows Western Sierra to handle many health care services for veterans who live more than 40 miles away or must wait more than 30 days for an appointment at the closest VA medical facilities in Sacramento or Reno.
Washington, DC - Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement in response the Supreme Court’s decision in King vs. Burwell:
Washington, DC - Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of H.R. 1190 to repeal Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), an unelected board of fifteen board members charged with the comprehensive authority to reduce the growth of Medicare spending.
Dozens of health insurers selling plans under Obamacare are planning steep premium increases for 2016, according to information released by the Obama Administration last Monday.
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding the House passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. H.R. 2, which passed on a bipartisan vote of 393-37, repeals the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) payment method and replaces it with a new payment program that the Congressional Budget Office stated will save almost a billion dollars over current policy. The bill also extends the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for two years.