Health Care

Health Care

When it comes to health care, I believe Americans deserve access to quality, affordable health care options that can be tailored to fit their needs.

Throughout Northern California, I hear from many residents struggling under Obamacare. From high premiums, fewer choices, and costly mandates, the status quo is simply not working. These challenges are only exasperated in rural areas where workforce shortages continue to be an obstacle in accessing timely care.  I share these concerns and believe we must do better. I support repealing Obamacare and replacing it with reforms that lower the cost of care and put patients back in charge of their health care decisions.

I also will continue to strongly advocate for programs that help improve care in rural areas, such as Federally Qualified Community Health Centers and the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program. Both of these have proven success in increasing primary care options in underserved areas, while preventing unnecessary and costly hospital visits. 

In Congress, I will continue to work to reform our health care system to one that is patient centered, and expands access to affordable, quality care for everyone.

For more information concerning my work and views related to Health Care, please contact me.


More on Health Care

Dec 4, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 3884, the MORE Act, which would deschedule marijuana and fully legalize and commercialize a schedule 1 narcotic. This bill would also expunge convictions for numerous federal marijuana-related offenses, extend Small Business Administration loans to marijuana companies while other small businesses struggle, and establish a new 5% commercial cannabis tax to create a slush fund for grants to benefit individuals who have been convicted of federal drug crimes.
Dec 3, 2020 Press Release
(Sacramento, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom issued an a lockdown for regions in which the Governor deems have a “widespread” COVID-19 outbreak. Under the Governor’s order, the state will be divided into five regions: Greater Sacramento, San Joaquin Valley, Northern California, Bay Area, and Southern California. If a region has 85% of their ICU beds filled, the region must close for three weeks and until ICU capacity begins to trend down.
Aug 11, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa introduced two pieces of legislation in response to the growing push to normalize early and aggressive medical interventions ranging from puberty-blocking drugs to surgeries for children who identify as transgender. Both the Protecting Children from Experimentation Act and the End Taxpayer Funding of Gender Experimentation Act aim to protect children and conscience rights.
Jul 14, 2020 Press Release
Sacramento – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered small businesses across the state to close indoor operations including restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums, cardrooms and bars. The Governor also shutdown indoor operations in counties on “County Monitoring List for 3 Days” such as salons, barbershops, gyms/fitness centers and malls. In their continuing effort to advocate for employers and workers, Northstate lawmakers Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale), Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Senator Brian Dahle (R-Bieber), Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) and Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) issued the following statement:
Jul 13, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa, joined by the California Republican delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives, sent a letter to Governor Newsom requesting he immediately release federal funding from the Coronavirus Relief Fund created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. According the local health officials, Governor Newsom has threatened to withhold this funding from several counties if they refused to comply with state shutdown mandates. California received $15.3 billion in funds from the Coronavirus Relief Fund earlier this year, $9.5 billion of which was disbursed to the state with the intention of the state sending the money to smaller counties.
Jun 29, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) introduced Mandatory End to Needle Distribution (MEND) in Our Neighborhoods Act that would reinstate and strengthen the federal funding prohibition on needle programs that was repealed in the FY2016 Omnibus.
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Jun 1, 2020 Press Release
(Redding, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) announced that Shasta Community Health Center has been awarded a grant of $1,331,571 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funding was awarded through the Health Resource and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center Cluster grant program. The purpose of these grants is to provide financial assistance to health centers to support the continuation of comprehensive primary health care services to under-served areas or populations.
Apr 23, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.
Apr 14, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) issued 2 grants totaling $2 million to Butte County from FY20 Disaster Response Grant Programs. The first $1 million grant was issued to provide mental and substance abuse disorder treatment, crisis counseling, and other related supports to children in school-based settings impacted by the Camp Fire. The second $1 million grant was issued to provide similar support to adults impacted by the Camp Fire.