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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California

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

May 22, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed S. 204, the Right to Try Act, which would allow very sick or terminally ill patients to request access to drugs and treatments that have yet to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). After a similar bill passed the House in March, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blocked the bill from Senate consideration. The Senate then passed their own bill, S. 204, with unanimous consent. After passing the House, this legislation will now be sent to the President’s desk.
Mar 22, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed the Right to Try Act, which would allow very sick or terminally ill patients to request access to drugs and treatments that have yet to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Feb 16, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after receiving the True Blue Award from the Family Research Council for supporting pro-life and pro-family legislation in the First Session of the 115th Congress.
Feb 15, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act, which promotes access for persons with disabilities and gives small business owners and local communities the tools they need to accommodate disabled persons without fear of a lawsuit.
Feb 6, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) issued the following statement after introducing a bipartisan bill that will designate a Rural Health Liaison at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The position will act as a direct point of contact at the USDA for questions related to health care in rural communities and how the agency can help.
Feb 6, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1892 to fund the federal government until March 23, 2018 and fund the military for a full year. The resolution also funds the Teaching Health Centers and Community Health Centers programs for two years, which Congressman LaMalfa requested in a letter to Speaker Ryan earlier this month.
Jan 29, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act. This legislation requires any individual who interacts with amateur athletes to report suspected child abuse, including sexual abuse, within 24 hours.
Jan 23, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House and Senate voted to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years. The President has now signed that extension into law.
Jan 19, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 4712, the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act. The bill requires health care practitioners who are present when a child is born alive following an attempted abortion to exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to any other child born alive at the same gestational age, and to ensure that the child is immediately admitted to a hospital. Congressman LaMalfa, a cosponsor of the bill, also attended Friday’s March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Jan 18, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 195, the Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, to fund the government until February 16, 2018 and extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for 6 years.