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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Washington, DC - Rep. LaMalfa today voted in support of a measure which repeals many Obamacare mandates and uses a procedural tactic to move the bill through the Senate. HR 3762 repeals the individual and employer mandate, the Independent Payment Advisory Board, and the medical device tax, as well as decreasing the budget by $79 billion. The bill was passed by the House on a vote of 240-189 and as budget reconciliation bill, the measure needs only 51 votes to pass in the Senate and be sent to the President’s desk
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today announced his support for a short-term federal funding measure expected to be considered this week. Known as a continuing resolution (CR), the legislation will fund the federal government at current levels through December 11, 2015. No new federal funds are scheduled for distribution to Planned Parenthood until April 1, 2016, thus no funds in this extension may be used for Planned Parenthood, which remains under Congressional and public scrutiny for the apparent sale of fetal tissue and organs.
Washington, DC - Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of a measure he cosponsored that would redirect funding currently received by Planned Parenthood to other health clinics while federal officials investigate whether Planned Parenthood has broken federal laws. HR 3143, which redirects these funds for one year, was passed on a 241-187 vote and will now be considered in the Senate.
Washington, D.C. – Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today announced that Mayers Memorial Hospital District has been awarded a $21,805,000 rural development loan from the United States Department of Agriculture to construct a 9,000 square foot addition to replace the outdated and non-compliant portions of the existing facility.
Washington, DC - Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement in response the Supreme Court’s decision in King vs. Burwell:
Washington, DC - Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of H.R. 1190 to repeal Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), an unelected board of fifteen board members charged with the comprehensive authority to reduce the growth of Medicare spending.
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.
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.
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.