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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday to repeal the cap on federal Medicaid funding for the U.S. insular areas. Unlike the states, which have unlimited federal funding, American Samoa, Guam, the...
Congresswoman Amata with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma,
Washington, D.C.—Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is highlighting an increase in the federal share for the Territory’s Medicaid. As a result of Coronavirus response legislation, the federal share for American Samoa will rise from 83 percent to 89.2 percent (trimming the local match to 10.8...
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Douglas W. Domenech applauds President Trump and Congress for signing the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020, Public Law 116-94, which includes among other things funding increases for...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata said that the House has passed an extension of level federal government spending that includes an extra month for American Samoa’s 100 percent federal Medicaid match rate, now extended another 30 days through December 20, 2019. This is the second...
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Washington, D.C. — Right now, there are dozens of patients — U.S. citizens — in New Zealand hospitals who are fighting the clock. They have only a few weeks to recover and get home to the tiny island of American Samoa, a U.S. territory in the South Pacific. "We have a cancer patient that is coming...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Unless Congress acts before December 31, to pass federal legislation to provide additional Medicaid funding to American Samoa come January 2020, Medicaid will temporarily suspend certain services for patients (except reimbursements to LBJ Hospital). Medicaid added new...
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Washington, D.C. — American Samoa Medicaid issues are being deliberated on at high levels and impacting Continuing Resolution (CR) negotiations in Congress —and this is historical — according to Sandra King Young, Medicaid Director, American Samoa Medicaid State Agency. Trade mitigation assistance ...