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  • Curbelo Efforts to Improve Healthcare System, Increase Mental Health Funding Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Mental Health

    “Americans have been plagued with an ineffective and dated healthcare system that has struggled to keep up with the demands of 21st century doctors and patients for far too long,” Curbelo said. “This legislation modernizes our healthcare infrastructure by accelerating access to treatments and biomedical innovations that could save lives, and incorporating much needed reforms to our mental health system. By eliminating unnecessary regulations and streamlining research and development processes, this bill would give patients and their families hope for better treatments, a better quality of life, and eventually, cures.” Read more

  • Curbelo Votes to Improve America's Mental Health System
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House passed H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), a co-sponsor of the bill, released the following statement in support of its passage: “Today’s passage of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 is an important and absolutely necessary step to improving the mental health of Americans nationwide. The government currently spends $130 billion on mental health programs. Despite this, families ... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Introduces Bill to Eradicate Zika Virus
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) introduced H.R. 5031, the Zika Eradication and Good Government Act. Rep. Curbelo released the following statement: “The Zika Virus has wreaked havoc throughout Central America, South America and the Caribbean, and we have seen countless pregnant women infected which results in devastating fetal brain defects. The United States must be prepared for the first domestic transmission of the virus, especially as the summer mosquito season begins and interna... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Supports Passage of H.R. 3762
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Concurred in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015. Rep. Curbelo released the following statement in support of its adoption: "The adoption of the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act focuses on patient-centered healthcare plans by returning power to American consumers and families through free market solutions. H.R. 3762 will reduce the national def... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo on Passage of H.R. 3236
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Transportation, Health Care

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House passed H.R. 3236, the Surface transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement in support of its passage: “Today’s passage of the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 will extend the Highway Trust Fund expenditure authority through October 29, 2015. The passage of this bill will allow Congress additional time to work towards a long-term dea... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo on Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Fetuses
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C.—Today, a video was released that reportedly caught Deborah Nucatola, a top Planned Parenthood doctor, on camera discussing Planned Parenthood’s illegal practice of selling the body parts of aborted fetuses. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26), a pro-life advocate, issued the following statement after this video was made public: “The alleged statements of Dr. Nucatola are disgusting, a disgrace, and cast a revealing light on the behind the scenes practices of Planned Parenthood. Dr. Nucatola’s ... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo on Passage of 21st Century Cures Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House passed H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26), a cosponsor of the bill, issued the following statement in support of its passage: This crucial, bipartisan piece of legislation will accelerate the creation, expansion, and distribution of new treatments for thousands of diseases without known remedies. H.R. 6, which has been in development for over a year, has brought together doctors, patients, and other medical experts in the field to find res... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. - Today, the House passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. This important legislation replaces the broken Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula with an improved fee-for-service payment system that rewards quality, efficiency, and innovation. Under this new system, physicians are provided a 0.5 percent payment update for the next five years. Since 2003, Congress has spent nearly $150 billion in 17 short term patches to prevent significan... Read more

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