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 12, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed a package of bills to help combat the rising public health crisis of opioid abuse in the United States. Throughout the week, the House will also be voting on additional bills to help fight the opioid epidemic. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that nearly 64,000 opioid deaths were recorded in the United States in 2016 alone.

May 22, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed S. 204, the Right to Try Act, which would allow very sick or terminally ill patients to request access to drugs and treatments that have yet to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). After a similar bill passed the House in March, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blocked the bill from Senate consideration. The Senate then passed their own bill, S. 204, with unanimous consent.
Mar 22, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed the Right to Try Act, which would allow very sick or terminally ill patients to request access to drugs and treatments that have yet to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Feb 16, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after receiving the True Blue Award from the Family Research Council for supporting pro-life and pro-family legislation in the First Session of the 115th Congress.
Feb 15, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act, which promotes access for persons with disabilities and gives small business owners and local communities the tools they need to accommodate disabled persons without fear of a lawsuit.
Feb 6, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) issued the following statement after introducing a bipartisan bill that will designate a Rural Health Liaison at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The position will act as a direct point of contact at the USDA for questions related to health care in rural communities and how the agency can help.
Feb 6, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1892 to fund the federal government until March 23, 2018 and fund the military for a full year. The resolution also funds the Teaching Health Centers and Community Health Centers programs for two years, which Congressman LaMalfa requested in a letter to Speaker Ryan earlier this month.
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.

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