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

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.
Apr 10, 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) issued $2,920,960,733 of relief to Medicare healthcare providers in California. This comes after HHS distributed $30 billion of the $100 billion allocated to healthcare providers in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability (CARES) Act on April 10, 2020.

Apr 8, 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) released $6,848,479 to health centers in California’s First Congressional District, including $703,685 to Mountain Valleys Health Centers, $772,760 to Western Sierra Medical Clinic, Inc., $532,670 to Shingletown Medical Center, $622,910 to Hill Country Community Clinic, $622,190 to Sierra Family Medical Clinic, Inc., $567,755 McCloud Healthcare Clinic, Inc., $717,530 to Northeastern Rural Health Clinics, $576,815 to Karuk Tribe, $625,790 to Greenville Rancheria, and $1,106,374 to Shasta Community Health Center. These grants were received after the enactment of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which authorized $1.32 billion in immediate additional funding for health centers nationwide to respond to coronavirus.
Apr 7, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM-02) led a bipartisan group of 28 House colleagues urging Speaker Pelosi and Leader McCarthy to preserve long-term funding and resources for critical programs serving vulnerable populations and Americans in rural areas as the United States continues to face the COVID-19 public health emergency. The lawmakers sent the letter following enactment of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which reauthorizes the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program, Community Health Centers (CHCs), National Health Service Corps (NHSC), Special Diabetes Program, and Special Diabetes Program for Indians through November 30, 2020.
Mar 31, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued Community Development Block Grants to Chico, Paradise, and Redding, CA in the amounts of $512,416, $99,852, and $447,450 respectively. These grants were issued after the House passed the CARES Act on March 27th, 2020. Community Development Block Grants provide flexible funding to state and local governments for a range of services to address coronavirus impacts at the local level.
Mar 27, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) -- Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed by voice the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the third disaster relief package related to coronavirus.
Mar 25, 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) released $923,696 to health centers in California’s First Congressional District, including Mountain Valleys Health Centers, Karuk Tribe, Shingletown Medical Center, Western Sierra Medical Clinic, Northeastern Rural Health Clinics, Greenville Rancheria, McCloud Healthcare, Sierra Family Medical Clinic, Hill Country Community Clinic, and Shasta Community Health Center. These funds were awarded after Congressman LaMalfa supported the House-passed Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act on March 4th, 2020, which included $100 million for grants to health centers nationwide in response to the coronavirus.
Mar 14, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a bipartisan measure in response to the recent uptick in confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States.

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