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

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.
Mar 5, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting in support of the House passed $7.8 billion Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental package for the U.S. response to coronavirus.
Feb 20, 2020 Press Release
(Richvale, CA) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) released the following statement after announcing legislation that would reinstate and strengthen the Federal funding prohibition on needle programs that was repealed in the FY2016 Omnibus.
Feb 17, 2020 Press Release
(Richvale, CA) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) released the following statement after sending a letter to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control calling for a halt to needle distribution programs in light of damage done to communities. The prohibition on funding needle programs was removed in a 2016 omnibus spending bill that LaMalfa opposed.
Sep 20, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $300,000 in grant funding to Mountain Valley Health Center in Bieber, CA.
Sep 13, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Lori Trahan (D-MA) issued the following statement after leading a bipartisan call to increase funding for the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program. In a letter sent to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone and Ranking Member Greg Walden, Representatives Trahan and LaMalfa urged them to increase the amount of funding available to it, which is critically needed to stabilize the program.
Jun 12, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after California Governor Gavin Newsom agreed to a deal with California lawmakers to expand free health coverage to illegal immigrants in the upcoming budget.
May 24, 2019 Press Release
(Paradise, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after Paradise Medical Group (PMG), with financial and in-kind support from Blue Shield of California, has officially returned to Paradise after their facilities were badly damaged in the Camp Fire. PMG also announced the availability of “PMG Connect,” a new virtual care platform that allows patients to see PMG providers via mobile phone, tablet or personal computer.
Apr 2, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after signing a discharge petition to force a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

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