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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April 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. The legislation includes the Native Youth and Tribal Officer Protection Act (NYTOPA), a bipartisan bill introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04).

April 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last night, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce voted unanimously to pass H.R. 1781, the Payment Commission Data Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Representatives Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01), Tom Rice (SC-07) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) last month.

March 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21) introduced the Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence (CHIME) Act – bipartisan legislation that extends the Community Health Centers Fund (CHCF) for five years and includes modest increases to ensure responsiveness to demands for care and national priority areas.

March 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) to introduce legislation that would improve affordability by reducing premium costs for consumers who purchase plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Health Care Affordability Act (H.R. 1868) would expand eligibility for premium tax credits beyond 400 percent of the federal poverty line, and would increase the size of the tax credit for all income brackets.

March 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today Representative Tom O’Halleran (D-Az.), along with Representatives Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-Ga.), Tom Rice (R-Sc.) and Jimmy Panetta (D-Ca.) introduced bipartisan legislation to increase transparency in the drug pricing system.

February 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Reps. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Deb Haaland (NM-01), Tom Cole (OK-04), and Don Young (AK-At Large) introduced the bipartisan Securing Urgent Resources Vital to Indian Victim Empowerment (SURVIVE) Act, a bill that would provide legal, medical, and counseling resources to women and children in tribal communities who are survivors of domestic violence.

February 26, 2019 In The News

Arizona Democrat Tom O’Halleran is cosponsoring a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to provide resources for survivors of domestic violence in tribal communities. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 

The bill is called the Securing Urgent Resources Vital to Indian Victim Empowerment, or SURVIVE Act. It would create a tribal grant program through the Justice Department mandating that 5 percent of federal money allocated for crime victims benefits tribal members.

February 22, 2019 Press Release

VILLIAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded this week’s announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Substance Abuse Treatment to award over $500,000 to Canyonlands Community Healthcare facilities to increase access to Medication- Assisted Treatment (MAT) in rural Arizona for patients struggling with opioid addiction.

February 21, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Tom O'Halleran joined the entire U.S. House delegation from Arizona to co-sponsor Congressman Andy Biggs' Phoenix VA Congressional Oversight Act, which authorizes a pilot program to improve constituent services in Arizona. 

February 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today Reps. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) sent a letter to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs requesting an oversight hearing on veteran suicide prevention.