Oversight: Hearing on Assessing Current Conditions and Challenges at the Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Center in American Samoa

Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C. 1324

Democratic Top Line Messages

  • Hospitals in U.S. territories have poor outcomes and higher mortality rates for patients than hospitals on the mainland.
  • Territorial hospitals, particularly the American Samoa Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Center face significant shortages in staff and resources.
  • Reauthorization of the funding provided to the territories under the Affordable Care Act, (ACA) is critical to lessening the impact of the disparities that hospitals in the territories face.