Health Care

Alex is working to guarantee quality, affordable, and equitable health care for every American. No family should face bankruptcy because of an illness or have to choose between making rent and paying for medication. In his work in the Senate, Alex prioritizes addressing the systemic disparities that affect health care access and quality. He is proud to support Medicare for All and is a champion for increased access to mental health care. As our nation works to end the COVID-19 pandemic, Alex has gathered important resources for Californians here.

Recent News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate adopted a bipartisan resolution introduced by U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.) to recognize the week of November 7, 2022, as National School Psychology Week. This resolution honors the more than 35,000 practicing school psychologists in the...
CALIFORNIA — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) hosted a virtual event today alongside California Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and state mental health experts to celebrate the establishment of the new 9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline with the recent signing of California Assembly...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.-13) sent a letter urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to declare a national health emergency on gun violence. A public health emergency declaration would trigger...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate adopted a bipartisan resolution introduced by U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.) to recognize the week of November 7, 2022, as National School Psychology Week. This resolution honors the more than 35,000 practicing school psychologists in the...
CALIFORNIA — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) hosted a virtual event today alongside California Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and state mental health experts to celebrate the establishment of the new 9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline with the recent signing of California Assembly...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.-13) sent a letter urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to declare a national health emergency on gun violence. A public health emergency declaration would trigger...
LOS ANGELES, CA — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) today joined Vice President Kamala Harris in Los Angeles for a conversation on the increasing attacks on reproductive rights and the urgent need to act to protect them. During a discussion with elected leaders, including Los Angeles...
LOS ANGELES, CA — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) today joined AltaMed medical staff to receive his COVID-19 booster shot and encourage all eligible Californians to get their booster and flu shots. At an event at the AltaMed medical center in South Gate, Padilla highlighted...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship and Border Safety, convened his fifth hearing of the Subcommittee entitled “Flatlining Care: Why Immigrants Are Crucial to Bolstering Our Health Care Workforce.” The...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein (both D-Calif.) today called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to invest in federal laboratory capabilities on the West Coast. The request comes in the wake of...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) joined his Senate colleagues in urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to work to address racial disparities in the ongoing response to the Monkeypox virus....
Padilla tours Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital vaccination site with local health leaders SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) joined local and state leaders to continue to advocate for additional Monkeypox vaccines and equitable distribution throughout California. Padilla toured...
CALIFORNIA — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) co-hosted a statewide telephone town hall with AARP California to discuss how the recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which Senator Padilla voted to pass earlier this month, will lower health care and prescription drug costs for millions of Californians. Senator...
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