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