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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July 28, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) had released grant funding to federally certified Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) to support vaccine outreach efforts in rural underserved communities like Arizona’s First Congressional District.
 
Chosen clinics will each receive roughly $49,5000 to implement community-specific vaccine confidence and outreach efforts in their underserved areas.
 
July 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the PFAS Action Act to clean up “forever chemicals” that pose a direct threat to clean drinking water in communities across America. PFAS exposure has been linked to certain types of cancer and other deadly medical conditions.

July 15, 2021 Contributed Columns

Guest commentary: Tax relief coming to families with kids 17 and younger

The coronavirus pandemic put hardworking American families through the wringer. Countless mothers, fathers, and caretakers lost jobs through no fault of their own, and, amid one of the most acute public health and economic crises of our lifetimes, worked tirelessly to make ends meet and adjust to a drastically different way of work, school, and life.

July 14, 2021 In The News

ELOY — U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran hosted a Families and Kids Resource Fair and Town Hall on July 13 in Eloy to highlight family resources in Pinal County and answer questions about the new Child Tax Credit that went into effect July 15.

Representatives of agencies such as the Eloy Police Department and the Casa Grande Alliance were in attendance to meet with the representative as well as provide information on programs they hold for the people of Eloy and the area.

June 29, 2021 In The News

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Along with bills addressing infrastructure, tribal health and community development, U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D – AZ) is discussing long and short term strategies for problems caused by wildfires in Arizona.

Currently, O’Halleran is touring areas affected by wildfires and is working with the Red Cross, county officials and various agencies to meet the needs of those affected by wildfires in northern Arizona. He also plans to hold a telephonic town hall meeting June 28 to discuss recent fires.

June 29, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON D.C. – Yesterday, Representatives Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), Elissa Slotkin(MI-08), and Suzan DelBene (WA-01) reintroduced the Medicare Vision Act of 2021 to expand Medicare coverage to provide affordable vision care. As of now, gaps in Medicare make it hard for 60 million seniors and younger people with disabilities to afford vision services.

June 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Representatives Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), and Suzan DelBene (WA-01) reintroduced the Medicare Vision Act of 2021 to expand Medicare coverage to provide affordable vision care. As of now, gaps in Medicare make it hard for 60 million seniors and younger people with disabilities to afford vision services.

June 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass  H.R. 3841, the Tribal Health Data Improvement Act, legislation introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-0K-02) to address chronic challenges faced by tribal nations and Tribal Epidemiology Centers in accessing federal health care and public health surveillance data systems—data they are entitled to by law.

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