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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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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.

April 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the Rural Developing Opioid Capacity Services (Rural DOCS) Act, legislation aimed at increasing treatment capacity of providers in the Medicaid program for individuals suffering from opioid or other substance-abuse disorders.

April 3, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran praised recent Indian Health Services grants, totaling $15,764,827, awarded to the Gila River Health Care Corporation, the Tuba City regional Health Care Corporation, The Navajo Area Indian Health Service, and the Navajo Nation for Indian diabetes health services.

March 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - In an effort to turn the tide on the unacceptably high rates of suicide among farmers, Reps. Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ), Tom Emmer (R-MN), Rick Nolan (D-MN), David Young (R-IA), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), John Katko (R-NY), John Faso (R-NY) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced the Stemming the Tide of Rural Economic Stress and Suicide (STRESS) Act (H.R.

February 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Reps. Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) introduced the Tribal Uranium Exposure Treatment Enhancement Act of 2018, which creates grants for cancer treatment programs for tribal communities impacted by uranium mining or milling.

January 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as a government shutdown looms over Washington, Reps. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Charlie Crist (FL-13) led a letter signed by five other members of Congress to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. In the letter, the lawmakers, who previously supported continuing resolutions this fiscal year, expressed their concern over the absence of a critical budget agreement and bipartisan solutions to the challenges our nation faces.

December 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran led a bipartisan letter, signed by members of the Arizona delegation, to Reps. Ken Calvert and Betty McCollum urging them to provide funding for three Indian Health Service clinics in Arizona, California, and Oklahoma. Calvert and McCollum oversee the Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.

December 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) sent a bipartisan letter signed by 18 other lawmakers to Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady and Ranking Member Richard Neal urging them to not cut reimbursement rates for Critical Access Hospitals (CAH).