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  • Curbelo, González-Colón, Murphy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Exempt Puerto Rico from the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Tax
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Jenniffer González-Colón (PR), and Stephanie Murphy (FL-7) introduced bipartisan legislation to provide relief from the burdensome health insurance tax (HIT) to Puerto Ricans recovering from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The legislation, H.R. 4619, would amend the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Section 9010 by providing temporary relief to health insurance providers in Puerto Rico from paying the tax, which has been passed on to consumers in the forms of higher ... Read more

  • Curbelo Welcomes Extension for Medicaid Managed-Care Program
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, federal officials approved a five-year Medicaid managed-care extension and secured $1.5 billion in funding to Florida’s Low Income Pool. Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement: "I am pleased that the Administration and the State of Florida have been able to finalize an agreement for the extension of the Medicaid managed waiver and Low Income Pool. Throughout my time in Congress, I have strongly urged each Administration to provide adequ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Curbelo Discusses South Florida Priorities in House Defense Spending Bill and Bipartisanship in Health Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Energy and Environment

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) joined “Morning Magazine with Bill Becker” this morning to discuss the House passed H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Act, which included two amendments introduced by Curbelo. The amendments provide funding for projects like the Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Project (FKWQIP) and expanded research and development for energy storage technologies. Additionally, as Vice Chairman of the Problem Solvers Caucus, Curbelo discussed the recent release of the... Read more

  • Curbelo and Problem Solvers Caucus Reach Bipartisan Agreement to Stabilize Healthcare
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    As Senior Vice-Chairman of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) praised the Caucus’ efforts to move the healthcare debate forward with a proposal to stabilize health insurance markets. The proposal includes the transfer of cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments to Congressional oversight, the creation of a state-issued stability fund to reduce premiums and limit provider losses, and an adjustment to the employer mandate system. Together, the Caucus hopes to... Read more

  • Curbelo Welcomes Federal Funding for FIU Alzheimer’s Disease Research
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Mental Health

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) welcomed a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant of $74,746 for Florida International University (FIU) to continue their research exploring the impact felt by Hispanic communities in the acquisition of Alzheimer’s disease support services. “Alzheimer's is devastating for patients and their families and I’m pleased to see federal research dollars being directed to projects like those being conducted at Florida International University,” Cu... Read more

  • Curbelo: Medicare Schemes Are Costing Taxpayers Billions, We Need to Do Better
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) urged Administration officials to do more to combat the waste, fraud and abuse plaguing the Medicare program. Curbelo read an excerpt from the Miami Herald highlighting the severity of the problem in South Florida. He later asked the witnesses if there was anything more that could be done on the front-end to prevent fraudulent providers from being approved during the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services application process (3:30). Following his... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Carlos Curbelo, Grace Napolitano Want to Help Mental Health Research With Special Postage Stamp
    Posted in In The News on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Mental Health

    U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., paired up with U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Calif., on Tuesday to unveil a proposal creating a special postage stamp to help mental health research. Curbelo and Napolitano brought out the “Mental Health Awareness Semipostal Stamp Act.” If passed, proceeds from the sale of the stamp would benefit the National Institute of Mental Health’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. ... “To address this, the previous administr... Read more

  • Curbelo Welcomes Federal Funding for Florida International University’s Drug Addiction Treatment Research for HIV Patients
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement welcoming a $146,500 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant for Florida International University’s research on the use of oxytocin to treat morphine addiction in HIV-infected patients. “The drug addiction crisis facing our nation needs the attention of researchers across the country,” Curbelo said. “This grant is critical to aiding the continued study of HIV-patient’s addiction patterns and discovering treatment s... Read more

  • During Ways & Means Hearing, Curbelo Urges HHS To Maintain Funding Zika Prevention Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    During a Ways and Means Committee hearing yesterday, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) received confirmation from Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price that the National Institutes of Health programs focused on Zika prevention efforts and the immunization vaccine would continue. Price committed these programs, made possible by the Zika funding that Curbelo supported and was passed by Congress last year, would continue for the foreseeable future. Background and a t... Read more

  • Curbelo: Despite Distractions, Congress is Working on Issues
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    On Sunday, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) joined NBC 6’s Jawan Strader for a conversation on “Impact” about Congress’s efforts to continue working on the issues impacting the people of South Florida. Curbelo discussed his vision for American economic recovery, his recent vote on the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) and the importance of Congress continuing to work on these policies despite the distractions being reported. A partial transcript of Curbelo’s comments is available below and vi... Read more

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