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Healthcare

The Healthcare Task Force focuses on ensuring Latinos have access to affordable health care.  Additionally, the Task Force focuses on public health, prevention, and health disparities.

Members:
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Co-Chair
Rep. Raul Ruiz, Co-Chair
Rep. Pedro Pierluisi

More on Healthcare

Nov 3, 2017 Press Release
Washington D.C. – Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement after H.R. 3922, the GOP CHIP-CHC Reauthorization bill, passed the House 242-174.  H.R. 3922 is a highly partisan bill, which pays for the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Community Health Centers (CHCs) and other expiring public health initiatives by undermining the ACA, cutting the Prevention and Public Health Fund and raising Medicare premiums for seniors:
 
Oct 31, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and CHC Health Task Force Chair Raul Ruiz (CA-36) sent a follow-up letter to Acting Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Eric D. Hargan. The letter calls on the Acting Secretary to address the lack of outreach to Latinos in preparation for the Open Enrollment period, request an urgent meeting, and offer recommendations to ensure a successful enrollment process, which starts on November 1st.
 
Oct 16, 2017 Press Release
Washington D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement to mark the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated each year from the 15th of September until the 15th of October:
 
Aug 17, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and CHC Members sent a letter to Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Thomas Price, after reports surfaced that the department has no outreach plan for Hispanic enrollment in the lead up to the 2018 ACA enrollment period.
May 26, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Members of the CHC sent a letter to Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General Jeff Sessions inviting him to a meeting to discuss the many concerns Members have with recent DOJ policy changes.
 
May 23, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement on President Trump’s budget proposal:
 
May 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement after the Trumpcare vote in the House:

“Trumpcare is another politically-motivated assault by the Trump Administration and House GOP on the health and well-being of Hispanic families. Every Member of the CHC voted no to Trumpcare because it would scrap health coverage for 6.5 million Hispanics and weaken critical protections for those with a pre-existing condition.

Apr 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released an analysis of the Trump’s Administration negative impact on the Hispanic community.

Mar 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement following today's failed attempt by Republicans to pass President Trump’s health care legislation:

Mar 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36), Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Health Care and Mental Health Task Force Chair and a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announced its score of the Republican health care bill.