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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Jun 7, 2015 Past E-Newsletters

Dear Friend,

Dozens of health insurers selling plans under Obamacare are planning steep premium increases for 2016, according to information released by the Obama Administration last Monday.

Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding the House passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.  H.R. 2, which passed on a bipartisan vote of 393-37, repeals the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) payment method and replaces it with a new payment program that the Congressional Budget Office stated will save almost a billion dollars over current policy. The bill also extends the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for two years.

Feb 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – As the result of a yearlong investigation by Congressman LaMalfa and his staff, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) initiated a review of the Oakland Veterans Affairs Regional Office in mid-2014. The OIG report (click here) of the initial investigation was released today and details a complete failure to maintain records of thousands of veterans’ claims.

Jan 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of legislation that would return the legal definition of full-time employment to the traditional 40 hours per week. Obamacare currently requires employers to offer health coverage to workers and their dependents who work over 30 hours a week, incentivizing businesses to hire workers at only 29 hours and disproportionately harming low-income workers.

Dec 3, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of legislation that would allow states to voluntarily establish and maintain a new tax-exempt savings account for individuals with disabilities to cover expenses such as education, housing, transportation, employment training, health, and related expenses. Similar to 529 plans, which permit families to save for a child’s higher-education investment fund, a 529A, or ABLE, account aims to provide families of a disabled child the opportunity to set aside money for long-term expenses.

Jan 29, 2014 Press Release

For Immediate Release

January 28, 2014

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today issued the following comment on the President’s State of the Union Address:

Jan 17, 2014 Press Release

For Immediate Release

January 10, 2014

 

Jan 17, 2014 Press Release

For Immediate Release

December 20, 2013

 

Jan 17, 2014 Press Release

For Immediate Release

January 14, 2014

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Doug LaMalfa released the following statement regarding the latest health care enrollment report that 2.153 million Americans selected a plan through the Obamacare exchanges, a number significantly below the administration’s target of 3.3 million. According to the report, 79% of those who did fully sign up qualify for financial assistance from the government, indicating that the program will not be financially viable.

Nov 14, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement after the President announced that his administration would only selectively enforce provisions of Obamacare:

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