Health Care

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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October 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) led Representatives David McKinley (R-WV-01), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-40), and David Joyce (R-OH-14) to introduce the Student Assisted Vaccination Effort (SAVE) Act, legislation that permits qualified individuals studying to be health professionals to administer vaccines with appropriate training and supervision during future public health emergencies.

October 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) attended a meeting at the White House with President Biden, Vice President Harris, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Catherine Cortez Masto (NV) and Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Ami Bera (CA-07), and Mike Thompson (CA-05) to discuss forthcoming legislation.

October 12, 2021 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that veterans service representatives on his Arizona staff had worked to secure necessary oxygen tank and concentrator supplies for a Korean War veteran living in the Village of Oak Creek.

October 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined a bipartisan group of Members of Congress for a moment of silence to honor the nearly 700,000 lives lost to COVID-19 at the In America: Remember installation on the National Mall.

September 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Representatives David B. McKinley (R-WV-01), Adrian Smith (R-NE-03), and Ron Kind (D-WI-03) introduced the Protecting Telehealth Access Act, bipartisan legislation that ensures rural health providers will be able to continue operating and treating patients by making telehealth flexibilities implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic permanent.

September 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded over $4.5 million in American Rescue Plan funding to support community health center infrastructure in Arizona’s First Congressional District reaching hospitals and care facilities

September 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined a bipartisan group to re-introduce legislation designed to extend and expand eligibility under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) program to those who have suffered from cancers and other diseases related to fallout from above-ground nuclear weapons testing during the Cold War period of the 1950s and 1960s.

September 17, 2021 Press Release

CAMERON – Yesterday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan and Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez to visit an abandoned uranium mine site in the Navajo Nation and discuss the environmental impacts of such sites with Navajo leadership.

September 6, 2021 In The News

Bipartisan legislation to extend coverage of payments from the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security to tribal governments for a year, ending on Dec. 30, 2022, has been introduced in the U.S. House.

The CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, allocated $8 billion for tribal governments through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, but tribes did not start receiving money until May 5, 2020, well after the bill’s statutory deadline, said Representatives Don Young, R-Alaska, and Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., sponsors of the bill.

September 3, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON – US Rep. Tom O’Halleran announced Wednesday that over $260,000 in relief funding he secured had been awarded to Tuba City Regional Health Care under the Federal Communications Commission’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program.

“Over the past year, telehealth services have helped reduce community spread of COVID-19, protected frontline health care workers, and kept families healthy,” said O’Halleran. “We must continue working to ensure that every Arizonan is able to access this essential service, especially those in rural, tribal, and underserved areas.”

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