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Congressman Tom O´Halleran

Representing the 1st District of Arizona

Health

Congress must work to pass bipartisan legislation that improves the health and wellbeing of Americans by expanding access to insurance coverage, bringing down the cost of prescription drugs, and investing in rural hospitals.

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July 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released a statement regarding the Administration’s decision to halt billions of dollars in risk adjustment payments, potentially driving up insurance premiums for hundreds of thousands of Arizonans:

June 26, 2018 Contributed Columns

Over the course of our nation’s history, millions of brave men and women stepped up and vowed to protect our communities from those who wish to do us harm. We have made a solemn commitment to support those returning brave soldiers and their families, but sadly, Congress has failed to address the most pressing issues impacting these Americans for too long.

June 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, the United States House of Representatives passed legislation to combat the opioid epidemic.

June 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) sent a letter to Barbara Oemcke, Medical Center Director of the Northern VA Health Care System, seeking answers regarding recently-revealed poor quality of care and health outcomes at the Community Living Center in Prescott.

June 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the Combatting Opioid Misuse Before Addiction for our Troops (COMBAT) Act with Congressman Steve Knight (CA-25) and Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06). This bipartisan bill prevents the overprescription of opioids to active duty servicemembers, their families, and retirees who use TRICARE by requiring the Department of Defense to implement a seven day first-fill limit for opioid prescriptions.

June 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the Recognizing Early Childhood Trauma Related to Substance Abuse Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Congressmen David Brat (VA-07) and Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01). The legislation will help address and reduce childhood trauma caused by the abuse of illegal substances by parents and guardians.

June 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last night, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass an amendment to the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01). The amendment expedites the cleanup of abandoned uranium mines, which pose a serious health threat to countless tribal and rural communities across the Southwest.

May 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined Congressman David Brat (VA-07) to introduce H.R. 5889, the Recognizing Early Childhood Trauma Related to Substance Abuse Act. The bipartisan bill will help address and reduce childhood trauma caused by the abuse of illegal substances by parents and guardians.

May 17, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC—Last week Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined Congressman Diane Black (TN-06) to introduce the Reducing Overprescribing Opioids in Treatment (ROOT) Act. This bipartisan legislation would improve safe provider prescribing practices by requiring changes to Medicare patient satisfaction surveys used to determine eligibility for bonus payments. 

May 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) sent a bipartisan letter signed by 33 other members of Congress to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar regarding reports that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would subject American Indian and Alaska Native communities to state-imposed work requirements in the Medicaid program. Citing the Constitutional obligations the federal government must uphold, the lawmakers requested information regarding HHS's consultation with tribal governments and the process by which CMS officials reached the decision.