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.
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(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa issued the following statement after Governor Newsom announced that COVID-19 vaccines will be required for all public and private school students. This mandate will most quickly impact children age 12 to 15 as the requirement will likely begin next school year. But children age 5 to 11 will also be included in the mandate when the FDA approves the COVID-19 vaccine for their age group.
(Chico, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Biden Administration announced a vaccine mandate for federal employees, contractors, teachers in in every Head Start program,
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa issued the following statement after recent announcements by Governor Newsom mandating COVID-19 vaccination for all state employees and by President Biden for Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare employees.
Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after introducing the Keep Vaccines Voluntary Act. This bill, the second introduced by LaMalfa addressing so-called vaccine passports, prohibits federal agencies and recipients of federal COVID relief from discriminating against individuals who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after introducing the first of two bills to prohibit the use of “COVID Vaccine Passports.”
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa and U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. (KS) introduced two pieces of legislation to protect children and conscience rights 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 would protect children and the conscience rights of taxpayers from this radical ideology.