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

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.
Jul 27, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after joining Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-MA) as an original cosponsor of the Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act of 2017, which will reauthorize the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program for three years.
Jun 28, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act. The bill lowers insurance costs for health care liability coverage, which would reduce health care costs for everyone and encourage more doctors to remain in field.
Jun 1, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $7,064,264.00 in grant funding to health centers in Northern California.
Sep 13, 2016 Press Release
Rep. LaMalfa today voted in favor of H.R. 3590, the Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act, a bill to repeal a costly Obamacare tax increase on out of pocket medical expenses.
Jul 6, 2016 Press Release
Rep. LaMalfa today voted in support of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016, a bill he cosponsored reforming our mental health system.
May 25, 2016 Press Release
Rep. LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement on the House’s passage of H.R. 897, the Zika Vector Control Act.
May 19, 2016 Press Release
Rep. LaMalfa today released the following statement on the House’s passage of H.R. 5243, the Zika Response Appropriations Act of 2016.
May 13, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in support of the Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2015, H.R. 1818. The measure, which passed the House on a vote of 415-1, would assist veterans with military EMT training in obtaining the necessary certifications at the state level to become civilian EMTs.

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