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  • Miami Herald: Curbelo: I made a promise that I would fight for better healthcare for the country
    Posted in In The News on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    … To be sure, the legislation moved out of the House last week is far from perfect and needs to be improved. Many people have serious and legitimate concerns — myself included. However, the sheer complexity of healthcare in America means that no bill will ever please everyone. While some today applaud the ACA, many others are facing higher premiums, fewer options, and reduced access to care. In many counties, like Monroe, there is only one insurance provider left. In some counties in Iowa and ot... Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on Healthcare Vote [ENGLISH AND ESPAÑOL]
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

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  • Curbelo Comments on Increase to Puerto Rico’s Medicare Advantage Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Foreign Affairs

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement regarding Puerto Rico’s expected 7% increase in Medicare Advantage (MA) funding, which mitigates previous cuts of more than 20% on the base rates of funding resulting from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) formula that began in 2012: “I’m grateful the Administration recognized the importance of assisting the people of Puerto Rico as they tackle the healthcare crisis. Reducing the burden of the previous Administration's cuts... Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on State of Healthcare Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    “I knew crafting legislation to repair our healthcare system and ensure it operates more efficiently would not be easy, and we must take time to weigh all considerations. It remains critical that more be done to assist the most vulnerable in our communities, which is why I will work with my colleagues in favor of solutions that will improve this proposal. Our country deserves a healthcare system that puts patients first. That’s my goal.” Read more

  • Curbelo, Bipartisan Group of Ways and Means Members Introduce Legislation to Protect Americans from Identity Theft
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Yesterday, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) joined a group of bipartisan Ways and Means Committee Members to introduce the Social Security MAIL Act (H.R. 1513), legislation that prevents the Social Security Administration (SSA) from mailing documents containing a full Social Security Number (SSN) unless it is necessary. In addition, the Social Security Administration must justify when it is necessary to include SSNs in a mailed document. The bill was co-sponsored by Curbelo and introduced b... Read more

  • Curbelo Highlights South Florida Small Business Owner During Overnight BetterCare Markup
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    “So … if you are concerned for America’s small businesses, and I think all of us on this committee are because we know that they’re the engine of our economy, then join us in helping fix our health care system by repealing the ACA and replacing it with something that will work for low-income Americans, middle-income Americans, and, of course, our vital small businesses that are so important to the vitality of our economy.” Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on Ways and Means Committee's BetterCare Markup
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Following yesterday’s Ways and Means Committee markup of The American Healthcare Act, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following video statement expressing his support for the bill and urging his colleagues and constituents to share their thoughts and help strengthen the bill as it goes through the U.S. House of Representatives in the weeks ahead. A full transcript of Curbelo’s statement is available below. A video is available here, and broadcast quality video is available for... Read more

  • Curbelo, Velazquez, Rubio Introduce Bill to Relieve Puerto Rico and other Territories' Healthcare Burdens
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    “Most of the Affordable Care Act doesn’t impact the territories, but the Health Insurance Tax is one of a small number of provisions that does, and it’s hurting families in our U.S. territories who are trying to get ahead. These residents are subject to the burdens of the Affordable Care Act, but they do not have access to the benefits. We must provide relief to those who are incorrectly exposed to this burdensome tax.” Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Marco Rubio, Carlos Curbelo Push Obamacare Tax Reform for Puerto Rico, Territories
    Posted in In The News on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., continued his focus on Puerto Rico this week, teaming up with U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-NY, to unveil a proposal giving that island and other American territories relief from a health-care tax. The three legislators showcased the “Territory Health Insurance Tax Relief Act of 2017” on Tuesday. Under former President Barack Obama’s federal health-care law, health insurance providers were hit with annual fees, including ones in... Read more

  • VIDEO: Curbelo Highlights Constituent’s Struggles with ACA at First Ways & Means Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    “I have heard from people in my district about how the current system has reduced their choices and increased their out-of-pocket costs. Emilie, my constituent, explained that she is paying over $700 per month for a plan with a deductible that is over $6000, but still she has been unable to find a doctor in her area who will accept her insurance. Even though she has insurance, her options are severely limited and premiums continue to increase.” Read more

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