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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July 31, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a discretionary grant through the Pacific Basin program for the American Samoa Department of Health.

The health services grant entitled Health Centers is for a total of $2,343,073 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA).

July 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced that last week she took part as an original cosponsor in the introduction of new legislation to help military families as they fight COVID-19, the COVID-19 Benefits for Active Duty Servicemembers, the Reserve Components, and their Survivors Act of 2020.

July 24, 2020 Press Release

 

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is highlighting a grant notice of $125,000 for the American Samoa Department of Health from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

July 20, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Drug-Free Communities Pandemic Relief Act, introduced July 9th by Congressman Harley Rouda (D-CA) and Congressman Ted Budd (R-NC) with Congresswoman Amata and other bipartisan support.

This bill would help ensure Drug-Free Communities coalitions and grantees can continue operations and efforts to reduce youth substance use during and despite the COVID-19 pandemic and related issues.

June 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata presented American Samoa’s needs and priorities to the United States Senate.

She highlighted the following key objectives:

May 20, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following EMS Week message of support for Emergency Medical Technicians and Responders:

May 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming a grant for American Samoa Community College for the American Samoa No Wrong Door Initiative, an assessment of long term care, services, and access factors in light of COVID-19. This $300,000 grant is from the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department’s Administration on Community Living (ACL).

May 13, 2020 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Laumua i Uosigitone – Aso Lulu, Ua talisapai e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata le maua o se tupe mo le Kolisi Tuufaatasi a Amerika Samoa mo le Taumafaiga a Amerika Samoa O Avanoa Uma e Mafai Ai, o se faatatau i tausiga faifaipea, tulaga i tautua ma le maua o avanoa a o feagai ma le COVID-19.  O lea tupe e $300,000 e mai le Pulega o le Soifuaga i A’ai o Tagata(faapuupuu i le faaperetania o le ACL) a le Matagaluega o Tautua mo Tagata ma le Soifuamaloloina (faapuupuu i le faaperetania o le HHS).

 

 

May 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming $406,084 in CARES Act funds to expand American Samoa’s COVID-19 testing capacity. This discretionary grant is from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department.

“The CARES Act continues to make helpful resources available,” said Aumua Amata. “It’s a blessing we have no coronavirus cases, and it remains very important to have readiness in place and be capable of testing as needed.”

April 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming $411,385 in CARES Act funds for American Samoa’s health priorities through the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department.

These CARES Act resources are for the Territory to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on improving mortality, expanding testing, better tracking of any cases, managing any high-risk areas or populations, monitoring health system capacity, and containment.