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. 

For help and questions regarding healthcare and coverage options, please click on the image below:

cms image

 

 

 

 

More on Healthcare

January 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata announced she is an original cosponsor of bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan of CNMI that would allow unlimited federal funding for the Medicaid program in the U.S. territories, including American Samoa and the Marianas.

December 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata highlighted the signing into law of several priorities that she has supported for American Samoa, and said she would welcome rapid congressional action to boost direct payments to $2,000, and is monitoring that effort. Under the new law, $600 will be sent out. 

December 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata hailed House passage of priorities that she has sought for American Samoa, part of major year-end government funding, health care and economic assistance legislation. The bill includes these key local objectives: 

December 20, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Sunday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata said she was given the vaccine Saturday, and she encourages people to take the vaccine as it becomes available.

“It was not difficult and I have not felt sick,” Amata said. “I do think it’s the right thing for our people to do, so we can begin a return to more normal times.”

December 3, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata released the following statement: “It is a true blessing that we don’t have any COVID cases on the island. It is also a blessing to be part of the United States, as we celebrate every Flag Day. I respect that the Governor has a big responsibility, that Covid is a serious matter, and that these can be difficult decisions. I also appreciate the sensitivity and professionalism the Air Force has shown to this situation.
November 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Sunday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata highlighted Public Health Thank You Day, which recognizes on the Monday before Thanksgiving, the year-round efforts of public health professionals.

 

November 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Sunday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata is encouraged by a bipartisan congressional update provided Thursday by doctors and scientists involved in coordinating development efforts. She will continue to urge federal authorities to take into account the territories’ unique status in their distribution plans, and ensure they are fully included.

October 29, 2020 Press Release

Pago Pago – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a health grant for maternal and child health services.

This discretionary grant of $97,104 is for American Samoa Department of Health from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which is part of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS).

October 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that once a COVID-19 vaccine is approved, it will be available for free to those depending on Medicaid or Medicare.

October 21, 2020 Press Release

Pago Pago – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted National Pharmacy Week, which recognizes the contributions of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.