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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Health Care

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March 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Congressman Ruben Gallego issued a statement on today’s vote on the Republican health care bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act and gives massive tax breaks to the top 1% of wealthiest Americans. The vote takes place on the 7th anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, which has expanded health coverage to an additional 20 million people.

Rep. Gallego issued the following statement:

March 13, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Ruben Gallego issued the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s report showing the disastrous impact Trumpcare will have on American families:

“Today’s nonpartisan CBO report included some numbers that were nowhere to be found in Speaker Paul Ryan’s recent PowerPoint presentation on Trumpcare. The report shows that the GOP repeal plan just means higher premiums and less coverage for working families.

March 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ruben Gallego issued the following statement on the new Republican healthcare bill that benefits the very rich, at the cost of coverage for working families: 

“The GOP’s ‘repeal and replace’ bill will gut Medicaid and weaken Medicare in order to fund tax breaks for millionaires. I will also not support a bill that leaves millions of families without Medicaid and millions of women without access to reproductive healthcare.

February 9, 2017 Press Release

“Tom Price is cut from the same cloth as Donald Trump. When facing the choice of either looking out for the American people or padding their own bottom lines, Trump and Price will always stick it to the American people. As we have learned in recent weeks, Tom Price enriched himself in Congress by investing in the very same drug companies he worked to protect.  Tom Price also accepted a privileged offer to buy discounted shares of a foreign drug company—an opportunity that was extended to fewer than 20 Americans. This is simply outrageous.

September 22, 2016 Video

Mr. Speaker:

19,000 and Counting. That’s the number of people with confirmed cases of Zika in America. So far.

1,800 and Counting. The number of pregnant women in the U.S. with confirmed cases of Zika. So far.

17 and Counting. The number of babies born with birth defects related to the Zika virus. So far.

Six months and Counting. And that’s how long ago President Obama asked Congress to do its job and provide supplemental funding to combat the virus.

July 27, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it approved Arizona’s plan to re-open enrollment for KidsCare, the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program, after the program had been frozen for several years.

The state has estimated that 30,000 to 40,000 children will be eligible for coverage once the freeze ends on July 26.

June 27, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego praised the Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, which struck down Texas House Bill 2 (H.B. 2), a state law that placed burdensome restrictions on abortion providers that would undermine a woman’s constitutionally protected right to make her own health decisions.

Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement:

May 17, 2016 Video

Rep. Ruben Gallego introduced the "Help Treat PTSD Among Service Members" Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. The amendment was agreed to by voice vote.


Today, I rise on behalf of the estimated one in five veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.

The Department of Defense  and the Veterans Health Administration have collaborated to develop clinical practice guidelines for PTSD.

May 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego introduced an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would require each branch of the armed forces to monitor the prescribing practices of medications to treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among service members.

An estimated one in five veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are diagnosed with PTSD.

May 6, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego hailed the passage of landmark legislation that will restore access to KidsCare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program in Arizona.

Earlier this year, Rep. Gallego led a letter to CMS urging federal authorities to provide clarity and reassurances that full federal funding would be made available after KidsCare was enacted.

Rep. Gallego released the following statement: