Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California
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Health Issues

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.

For more information concerning my work and views on Health issues, please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

 

More on Health Issues

Jan 13, 2015 In The News

By David Smith
dsmith@siskiyoudaily.com

Posted Jan. 13, 2015 @ 9:18 am

Siskiyou County’s Congressional representative Doug LaMalfa voted recently to alter the requirement that employees working 30 hours per week be provided with health insurance by their employers.

LaMalfa joined 239 other House Republicans and 12 Democrats in passing House Resolution 30, titled the “Save American Workers Act of 2015.” 

Jan 12, 2015 In The News

By: U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa /Guest Columnist

Jan 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of legislation that would return the legal definition of full-time employment to the traditional 40 hours per week. Obamacare currently requires employers to offer health coverage to workers and their dependents who work over 30 hours a week, incentivizing businesses to hire workers at only 29 hours and disproportionately harming low-income workers.

Dec 3, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of legislation that would allow states to voluntarily establish and maintain a new tax-exempt savings account for individuals with disabilities to cover expenses such as education, housing, transportation, employment training, health, and related expenses. Similar to 529 plans, which permit families to save for a child’s higher-education investment fund, a 529A, or ABLE, account aims to provide families of a disabled child the opportunity to set aside money for long-term expenses.

Jan 17, 2014 Press Release

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January 14, 2014

 

Jan 17, 2014 Press Release

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January 10, 2014

 

Jan 17, 2014 Press Release

For Immediate Release

December 20, 2013