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.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (CA-35) issued the following statement on the Republican Senate Healthcare proposal by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA).
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) issued the following statement in response to the defeat of the Senate’s most recent plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) issued the following statement following the decision by House Republican leadership to withdraw their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act:
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday evening, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) held a telephone town hall on healthcare and the Affordable Care Act to discuss the newly introduced Republican repeal plan and how it would impact Californians. She was joined on the call by Tam Ma, Legal and Policy Director for Health Access California.
There has recently been a lot of uncertainty regarding the future of the Affordable Care Act and what that means for Californians. This is why I will be hosting a Telephone Town Hall on Healthcare to answer your questions and provide you with useful information on how you might be affected. Join me on Thursday, March 9th, at 6pm PT for a helpful discussion and the opportunity to speak with healthcare experts on this important issue.
WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) introduced H.R. 981, the Indian Health Service (IHS) Hiring Freeze Exemption Act, a bill that would exempt the Indian Health Service (IHS) from President Trump’s federal employee hiring freeze.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) issued the following statement in response to a House of Representatives vote that clears the path for repeal of the Affordable Care Act: