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Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Natives held an oversight hearing on the status of LBJ hospital. The purpose of the hearing was to examine possible avenues of improvement for both the hospital and the people of American Samoa’s access to quality healthcare.
Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to announce that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has changed the eligibility levels of Medicaid qualification in American Samoa from 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL) to 400% FPL. The change will be effective on October 1, 2017.
Washington, D.C. –Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to announce that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded American Samoa a grant of $633,967 for cancer prevention and control.
“This grant is vital for the health of American Samoa. Being able to detect cancer early is vitally important in order to fight it,” stated Amata.
Washington, DC –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, was pleased to announce the awarding of $212,800 in technical assistance funding from the Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs. The funding will be used for three initiatives to improve healthcare on the island.
Washington, DC –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, was pleased to announce the awarding of a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) supplemental grant in the amount of $3,031,114 to the American Samoa Department of Health, for the Pacific Basin Health Center Cluster program.
Washington, DC –Thursday, House Republicans today passed HR1628 The American Health Care Act. This is the first step in the Republican plan to fix the American health care system. The passage of this bill does not affect the health care services in American Samoa.
Washington, D.C. –Friday, “Although House leadership has pulled the bill for now it would not have affected American Samoa in the first place,” said Congresswoman Aumua Amata.
Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Capitol Hill this afternoon to examine ways the VA might improve their hiring practices, and retain good employees.
Washington, D.C. –Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced today, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (CDC –OSTLTS) has issued $83,337 in discretionary funds to the American Samoa Department of Health (ASDOH) as part of the 2017 Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant Program.
Washington, D.C. –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, testified before the Military Construction/ Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee in the U.S. Capitol building this morning to speak on the needs and discrepancies in care for our veterans in American Samoa.