Health Care

Health care is a right, plain and simple. I came to Congress because my brother has a preexisting condition that left our family with a hundred-page medical bill. Without insurance, my parents never would have been able to afford the care he needed, but now insurance itself is becoming too expensive to afford. I hear similar stories from folks at every town hall and in every city I visit. Health care and prescription drug costs are out of control, in fact, the 43,000 people without insurance in our community could pay more than $600 a month for lifesaving medications like insulin. That’s unacceptable and I’m laser-focused on bringing those costs down.

The Affordable Care Act (also known as “the ACA” or “Obamacare”) was an important first step to getting health care for more people, especially folks with pre-existing conditions. I will always fight to protect that access and continue to expand health insurance coverage. I’m also working to bring down costs and bring more doctors and nurses to the Valley.

I’ve already passed multiple amendments through the House to help protect preexisting conditions and increase access to mental health coverage.

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September 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) vowed to work alongside the administration on their new plan from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to lower the price of prescription drugs. The plan, outlined today by Sec. Becerra, will lower the price consumers pay for their prescriptions through competition, innovation, and transparency.

September 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) welcomed the Biden Administration’s establishment of the new Office of Climate Change and Health Equity, the first government office that will focus specifically on the public health dangers of climate change. As the office begins its critical work, Rep.

August 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced that Valley Consortium for Medical Education will receive $1,180,431 in new federal funds to continue their work training medical professionals in the Central Valley. Valley Consortium is a non-profit based out of Modesto that delivers first class training for residents and medical students throughout the Central Valley.

May 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) pushed expert witnesses on what the government is doing to research and develop programs related to childhood asthma and asthma broadly.

March 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Josh Harder released the following statement in reaction to a recent CDC report that placed California 44th among 48 surveyed states in distributing vaccines to counties with the most socially vulnerable residents. Social vulnerability levels were calculated by race, education, poverty, housing, and other factors.

 

March 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Josh Harder (CA-10) called on the federal government to immediately clarify when and if a mass vaccination site will be coming to the Central Valley. In his afternoon press conference just now, Gov. Newsom announced that the federally-funded mass vaccine site he previously announced in the Central Valley is currently on hold. Other states, he said, were, “a little upset” that California was going to receive the Central Valley vaccination site and caused the delay.  

February 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Last week, Rep. Josh Harder (CA-10) sent a letter to Acting HRSA Administrator Espinosa and CDC Director Walensky advocating Community Health Centers in his district be selected as federal partners for vaccine distribution and additionally, seek clarification regarding specific details of the program. Despite the disproportionate infection and fatality rates in San Joaquin and Stanislaus County, both counties continue to receive an unequal and inadequate supply of vaccines compared to other parts of the state

 

February 12, 2021 Press Release

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February 12, 2021

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February 10, 2021 Press Release

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February 10, 2021
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