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  • Curbelo Supports First Step Toward Patient-Focused Healthcare Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    “Today’s budget reconciliation package is an important first step in building a truly patient-centered healthcare system that lowers the costs of care, expands access to providers, puts consumers in control, and respects our doctors and healthcare professionals. Unlike Obamacare, our reform legislation will not be written by health insurance companies, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies or other special interests. Instead it will be written for American families who need and deserve quality healthcare.” Read more

  • Miami Herald: Shut the door on Medicare scammers
    Posted in In The News on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Miami-Dade will present President-elect Donald Trump’s administration with a unique international crime-and-punishment problem. The crime is the defrauding of taxpayer-funded Medicare. The corruption is being carried out here in Miami-Dade County by Cuban nationals recently arrived from their homeland. But the ability to punish these scammers is elusive. With the promise of big bucks and little chance of being caught until they’re wealthy, the new arrivals are quickly recruited by existing well-... Read more

  • Key West Citizen: Curbelo: Insurance, migration House priorities
    Posted in In The News on January 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Energy and Environment

    Dealing with flood insurance rates will be a priority for U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo this year, as Congress will reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program in 2017. ... “This is a major priority,” said Curbelo, R-Homestead. “The Florida Delegation will be working closely together. ... The goal is to extend protections to all properties. That might be an ambitious goal.” Also this year, Curbelo plans to refile legislation that could limit the number Cuban immigrants coming into the United St... Read more

  • Miami Herald: Alzheimer’s cure
    Posted in In The News on December 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The U.S. House recently passed the 21st Century Cures Act. This groundbreaking legislation will expedite the discovery, development, and delivery of new treatments and cures and maintain America’s global status as the leader in biomedical innovation. There are currently treatments for 500 diseases and more than 10,000 diseases existing. One disease without a cure is Alzheimer’s, currently the sixth leading cause of death. ... On behalf of Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers, I thank Reps. Debbie... Read more

  • 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, Diaz-Balart, Ros-Lehtinen, and Wasserman Schultz Meet with Mayors Gimenez and Levine
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.—Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement after meeting with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and City of Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine regarding the continuing battle against the Zika virus in South Florida. “Today’s meeting further proves that Florida legislators from both parties and elected leaders at all levels are taking this issue serious... Read more

  • Curbelo, Diaz-Balart, Ros-Lehtinen, Bilirakis, and Wilson Meet with Governor Scott
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Foreign Affairs, Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C.— Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) and Frederica Wilson (FL-24) released the following statement after meeting with Florida Governor Rick Scott in Washington, D.C. to discuss their continued efforts to eradicate the Zika virus. Rep. Curbelo: “I thank Governor Scott for meeting with Members of the House and Senate to discuss the need to pass funding for Zika eradication efforts. Zika is both a pu... Read more

  • Curbelo, Rubio Introduce Bill to Provide Relief to Puerto Rico and Other Territories
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Territory Health Insurance Tax Relief Act of 2016 to provide relief to the U.S. Territories where the annual fee on health insurance providers is imposed without regard to the way they are treated under other provisions of the law. “The Health Insurance Tax is one of a small number of provisions in the Affordable Care Act that applies to the Territories. It serves as a tax on health insurance provid... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo's Zika Eradication Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on September 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Foreign Affairs, Energy and Environment

    Background on Rep. Curbelo's Zika eradication efforts: On April 21, Curbelo introduced the Zika Eradication and Good Government Act, a bill that would ensure federal funds are disbursed to agencies tasked with fighting Zika. On May 11, Reps. Curbelo, Bilirakis, and Diaz-Balart met with Governor Rick Scott to discuss the need for Congress to come together and fund Zika eradication efforts. They also discussed Curbelo's bill, the Zika Eradication and Good Government Act. On May 18, Curbelo voted a... Read more

  • Curbelo Urges House & Senate Leadership to Pass Emergency Zika Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Members of Congress from Florida sent a bipartisan letter to House and Senate Leadership, urging Congress to pass legislation to fund Zika eradication efforts. “For months I have strongly advocated for emergency funds to combat the Zika virus. South Florida has been ground zero for the disease, and we are seeing first-hand Zika’s devastating impact not only on public health, but on our economy as well. The top priority of Congress should b... Read more

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