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  • Curbelo Urges Treasury to Provide Temporary Healthcare Relief to Puerto Rico
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.—Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) sent a letter urging the Department of Treasury to provide Puerto Rico with temporary healthcare relief. "Last week I sent a letter to Secretary Jacob J. Lew, urging the Department of Treasury to provide Puerto Rico with temporary relief from the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) Section 9010 fee during the Territory’s economic crisis. The fee operates as a tax on health insurance providers and is passed on to consumers in the form of higher premiums. Thi... 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. 1314
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    Washington, D.C.—Today the House passed H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement in support of its passage: “Today’s passage of H.R. 1314 establishes spending levels for the next two fiscal years, bringing much needed stability to the Appropriations process. This bill will also lift the current caps on military spending which is crucial in providing certainty to the men and women tasked with keeping our nation safe. In addition this bill w... Read more

  • Reps. Curbelo and Napolitano Introduce the Mental Health Awareness Semipostal Stamp Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Mental Health

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Reps. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Grace Napolitano (CA-32) introduced H.R. 3640, the Mental Health Awareness Semipostal Stamp Act. This legislation will help raise awareness for mental health while supporting neurological research. “We’ve all been touched by loved ones that have been afflicted with neurological diseases or mental illness. Despite the great scientific strides that have been made to understand these scourges to mankind, very little is known about the biolog... 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 House passage of Medical Device Tax repeal, Trade Promotion Authority
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House took an important step forward in addressing the debilitating tax on medical devices by passing H.R. 160, the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015. In addition, the House voted again on Trade Promotion Authority. Rep. Curbelo offered the following statement: “H.R. 160 will repeal the $30 million medical device tax which took effect under the Affordable Care Act on January 1, 2013. Since its implementation, this harmful tax has cut 33,000 American jobs, frin... 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

  • Congressman Curbelo Statement on the Passage of H.R. 7
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) today issued the following statement on the passage of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, which would require that "no funds authorized or appropriated by Federal law, and none of the funds in any trust fund to which funds are authorized or appropriated by Federal law, shall be expended for any abortion." The funding limitations do not apply to an abortion related to rape, incest, or pres... Read more

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