I believe everyone should have access to quality and affordable health care and that federal health policy should strive to eliminate any disparities that exist in our health care system. As a State Senator, I worked to make Covered California more accessible and passed legislation to diversify the areas of expertise of the state’s health board members so that they could better address the health care issues facing our state. Since coming to Congress, I have consistently supported critical funding for California’s public health care system, safety net hospitals, and health care centers that serve aging, low-income, and rural communities. I am also a strong supporter of funding to ensure that coverage options meet the health care needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities. While the Affordable Care Act isn’t perfect, I oppose efforts to repeal it and take away health insurance for millions of Americans. I will continue to fight to improve this landmark legislation until we can ensure effective, affordable health care coverage and access for all.
Creo que todos deberían tener acceso a una atención médica asequible y de calidad y que la política de salud federal debe esforzarse por eliminar cualquier disparidad que exista en nuestro sistema de atención médica. Como senadora estatal, trabajé para hacer que Covered California fuera más accesible y aprobé una legislación para diversificar las áreas de especialización de los miembros de la junta de salud del estado para que pudieran abordar mejor los problemas de atención médica que enfrenta nuestro estado. Desde que llegué al Congreso, he apoyado constantemente la financiación fundamental para el sistema de salud pública de California, los hospitales de la red de seguridad y los centros de atención médica que sirven a las comunidades rurales, de bajos ingresos, y que están envejeciendo. También soy una firme partidaria de la financiación para garantizar que las opciones de cobertura satisfagan las necesidades de atención médica de las personas mayores y las personas con discapacidades. Si bien la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio no es perfecta, me opongo a los esfuerzos para eliminar la y el seguro médico para millones de estadounidenses. Continuaré luchando para mejorar esta legislación histórica hasta que podamos garantizar una cobertura de atención médica eficaz y asequible y el acceso para todos.
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POMONA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today announced two grants totaling $895,522 in grant funding—federal dollars she championed during the application process—to the Western University of Health Sciences for behavioral health training and heart disease research.
POMONA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today announced a $423,000 grant awarded to Western University of Health Sciences for mental health research. The grant, which is furnished by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of its Academic Research Enhancement Awards (AREA), will help pay for research on cognition impairment in Angelman Syndrome, a genetic disorder that can lead to delayed development and intellectual disability.
POMONA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today announced more than $9 million in funding coming to the Inland Empire as a result of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. The Congressionally passed relief will support Unicare Community Health Center in Ontario and Parktree Community Health Center in Pomona.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (D-CA) this week introduced the Frontline Heroes Act, legislation that would create the COVID-19 Frontline Healthcare Heroes Survivor and Disability Benefit Program. The program would provide survival benefits to the families of healthcare workers who die from COVID-19, and disability benefits to healthcare workers who are permanently disabled from COVID-19 related health complications.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today responded to news reports that President Donald J. Trump ignored a top-secret warning in the Oval Office from National Security Adviser Robert C. O’Brien that novel coronavirus “will be the biggest national security threat you face in your presidency.”
MONTCLAIR – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today announced a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant totaling $152,612 for Health Service Alliance in Montclair to expand coronavirus test capacity and purchase much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE). The grant comes at a crucial moment as California faces a statewide test shortage.
POMONA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) is urging the Federal Coronavirus Taskforce to ensure coronavirus tests are available for anyone who needs one. The request comes after Inland Empire residents contacted Rep. Torres to raise alarms about their coronavirus test appointments being cancelled due to a state-wide test shortage. As positive cases and hospitalizations continue to rise at an alarming rate, Rep. Torres released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), Vice Chair of the Congressional Pro Choice Caucus, reacted today to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, which challenged a 2014 Louisiana state law requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
In a five-to-four decision, the Supreme Court agreed that such requirements, which would have shut Louisiana clinics down, unduly burdens women’s access to abortion.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today voted in favor of the Heroes Act, a COVID-19 supplemental funding package to support small businesses, workers and families across the country.
POMONA, CA — Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today announced $1,070,551 in grant funding awarded to ParkTree Community Health Center to expand COVID-19 testing and their Telehealth Program, and to Unicare Community Health Center to expand testing capacity. This funding is part of the larger Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that Congress passed last month.