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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Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran reiterated his call to find bipartisan solutions to fix our health care system.
“The failure of the American Health Care Act last Friday created an opportunity for serious-minded lawmakers to come together to fix our health care system while protecting the values of our families, communities, and small businesses,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “Arizona families cannot afford to wait while elected officials play political games with our health care laws.”
Today, following news that Congressional leaders cancelled votes on the American Health Care Act, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) called the move a positive opportunity to start on real work for rural Arizona, those nearing retirement, and hardworking families.
Washington, DC – Following the announcement that votes on the American Health Care Act were cancelled today due to a lack of support from the Republican caucus, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:
“This past week, the American people have been left in the dark as the future of our health care system has changed shape and form countless times,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “Major legislation like this should not be drafted and revised in closed-door meetings with such little chance for feedback or input. These political games are unacceptable.”
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced his plan to vote against the Republican-led American Health Care Act (AHCA) due, in part, to the negative impact it will have on rural hospitals, low-income families, and Americans nearing retirement age.
Today, the independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO), released analysis of the American Health Care Act, the GOP’s health care legislation. If passed, the analysis estimates 14 million people would lose health insurance in 2018, with that number climbing to 24 million within the decade. The legislation nearly doubles the uninsured rate for individuals under 65 compared to current law.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran denounced the recently released GOP health care replacement plan. If signed into law, this plan would devastate rural hospitals, repeal coverage for low-income workers, and saddle millions of Americans with higher costs for less care.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran shared news from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that Diné College has been awarded $380,000 to determine the impact of abandoned uranium mines on water in northeastern Arizona. The grant supports the EPA’s Cove Watershed Assessment project
A bipartisan group of lawmakers says repealing the Affordable Care Act would have detrimental effects on Native American healthcare. They’re concerned it would nullify the separate Indian Health Care Improvement Act. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran, joined by 26 members of the bipartisan Congressional Native American Caucus, sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addressing the impact a repeal of the Affordable Care Act will have on tribal communities.
WASHINGTON — Native Americans, Alaska Natives and a bipartisan group of their allies — including current and former Arizona lawmakers — are worried that repeal of the Affordable Care Act will also eliminate a non-controversial portion of that law that commits federal funding for tribal health care around the country, a move that the National Indian Health Board warns would be “catastrophic.”