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.

 

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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), Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD), and Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) issued the following statement after filing an Amicus Curiae brief on behalf of 128 members of the House of Representatives and 16 Senators in support of free speech for pro-life pregnancy centers in the Supreme Court case National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra. The case challenges a California state law, the Reproductive FACT Act (AB 775), which requires licensed medical centers that offer free, pro-life help to pregnant women to post written advertisements promoting the availability of free or low cost abortions subsidized by the state. It also requires non-medically licensed centers to note, in multiple languages, that they do not have a medical provider on staff. The Court will consider whether the disclosures required by the FACT Act violate the free speech clause of the First Amendment.
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.
Dec 21, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed a Continuing Resolution to fund the government until January 19, 2018. Additionally, the House passed an $81 billion disaster aid package for areas affected by wildfires and hurricanes.
Nov 3, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 849, the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act. This legislation repeals Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), an unelected panel of bureaucrats tasked with cutting Medicare spending without any Congressional oversight and no obligation to engage in public notice or comment.
Oct 12, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Trump issued an Executive Order directing an overhaul of federal regulations that would result in cheaper, more affordable health insurance options for middle-income Americans.
Sep 22, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Office of National Drug Control Policy announced $500,000 in grant funding for the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) program has been awarded to California’s 1st District. Coalitions in Auburn, Chico, Redding, and Red Bluff will each receive $125,000. The purpose of the grants is to provide local community coalitions funding to prevent youth substance use, including prescription drugs, marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol.
Aug 3, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after Covered California announced that Californians will experience an average health insurance premium increase of 12.5%. Northern California is hit the hardest of all, with an average premium increase of 33.2% for 2018.

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