Healthcare

Although American Samoa does not operate a Consumer Assistance Program under the Affordable Care Act, the new consumer protections and benefits of the law still apply to you. 

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June 4, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata last week, as part of a series of meetings while she was in Honolulu, also met with the leadership of the Spark M. Matsunaga Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Medical Center associated with Tripler Army Medical Center that serves so many Veterans from American Samoa.

June 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is pleased to welcome a federal grant worth $583,215 for American Samoa. The federal grant, awarded through the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is part of the National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities. The initiative aims to address health disparities across America which put certain communities at higher risk of exposure to COVID-19.

May 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata worked with sponsor Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, colleagues from the Territories and other key Members of Congress in introducing legislation together to better provide equitable treatment for U.S. territories in federal health care (programs like Medicaid and Medicare), named the Territories Health Equity Act of 2021 (H.R. 3434).

May 3, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed a $100,000 health grant from the American Rescue Plan Act, passed by Congress this year and signed into law in March.

The discretionary grant to the American Samoa Department of Health for home visiting is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

April 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is pleased to welcome a Pacific Basin health grant for the American Samoa Department of Health of over $3.1 million.

The discretionary grant for Health Centers, specifically $3,151,597, is through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA).

April 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is happy to welcome a health care grant of over $1.1 million for the American Samoa Department of Health, dedicated to the immunization and vaccines effort for children.

This grant of $1,107,823 is discretionary funding from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), directed through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD).

March 30, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is pleased to welcome a health care grant of over $3 million for the American Samoa Department of Health.

This grant, specifically $3,064,625 for our islands’ health centers, is discretionary funding from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

March 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata  is highlighting Ranking Member Bruce Westerman’s public remarks of support regarding a new or modernized LBJ Tropical Medical Center for American Samoa. Ranking Member Westerman (R-Arkansas) has toured LBJ Medical Center with Congresswoman Amata.

March 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed testimony in a full hearing of the Natural Resources Committee by Gov. Lemanu P.S. Mauga regarding American Samoa’s economic needs and priorities, including the long term outlook for LBJ Tropical Medical Center. The hearing was conducted remotely, and included a wide range of issues that fall under the oversight of the Committee.

March 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the need for additional support for American Samoa’s Medicaid program and modernization of LBJ Tropical Medical Center. Amata is an original cosponsor of the Insular Areas Medicaid Parity Act, over which the Committee has jurisdiction. The bipartisan bill would provide stable permanent funding, lift the caps, and maintain an increased FMAP for the territories.