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  • Hastings’ Statement on National HIV Testing Day
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBTQ Equality, Health Care, HIV/AIDS

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the 23rd annual National HIV Testing Day: “Even as the rate of annual HIV infections declines, the HIV/AIDS epidemic remains a pressing concern in my district and across the country. Approximately one in seven people currently infected with HIV don’t know their status. As we mark National HIV Testing Day, I believe it is important to champion regular testing, early detection, and treatment options that allow people inf... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Delay of Senate Affordable Care Act Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Health Care - The Affordable Care Act

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after Senate Republican leaders announced that they will delay a vote on TrumpCare: “The Senate TrumpCare bill is indefensible! For Majority Leader McConnell to champion legislation that will purposefully kick 22 million people off of their healthcare is an absurd display of partisanship, which should outrage every American across this nation. “Half a trillion dollars in tax cuts for millionaires and big corporations is not health... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Trumpcare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Health Care - The Affordable Care Act

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017 (Trumpcare) passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 217-213: “The short-sighted bill rammed through today by House Republicans will spell disaster if it’s signed into law. Trumpcare should have been a nonstarter. It will strip healthcare from 24 million Americans, eviscerate essential benefits, and target women and seniors with unfair costs. Anyone who voted for thi... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on TrumpCare Defeat
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Health Care - The Affordable Care Act

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after the Republican healthcare bill was pulled from the House floor: “House Republicans and President Trump tried to takeaway healthcare from millions of Americans and they failed. Today’s defeat of TrumpCare is a victory for seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, families, children, women, and every one of the 24 million people who would have had their health coverage stripped from them under the Republican plan. “When... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Republican Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Health Care - The Affordable Care Act

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after House Republicans revealed their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA): “It took Republicans seven years of undermining the ACA to finally come up with a proposal for replacing it. Their plan would kick millions of Americans off their health insurance and force millions more to pay higher premiums. It would take healthcare away from the poor, give tax cuts to the rich, and pull the rug out from under s... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Women's Issues

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement recognizing the 44th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade: “Once again, we mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision as women’s reproductive rights are under attack across the country. Roe v. Wade gives women the right to make their own choices and control their own bodies, yet Republicans across the country continue pushing an extreme agenda to overturn these protecti... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces Avonte’s Law Act of 2015
    Posted in Press Releases on December 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 4253, the Avonte’s Law Act of 2015 (Avonte’s Law), which authorizes the creation of a grant program to provide local law enforcement agencies with resources, education, and training to better respond to situations related to children with autism and other disabilities who wander. (Please find attached a copy of the legislation): “Avonte’s Law was inspired by the tragic circumstances surrounding th... Read more

  • **MEDIA ADVISORY** Hastings to Attend American Cancer Society Action Network Medicine Roundtable
    Posted in Media Advisories on October 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Breast Cancer

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) will attend an upcoming American Cancer Society Action Network Medicine Roundtable on Monday, October 19th at 10:00 AM. The event will take place in the Chancellor’s Dining Room at the Terry Administration Building of Nova Southeastern University, located at 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314. It will focus on advances in therapies and diagnostics in cancer care. DETAILS: WHO: Congressman Alcee L. Hastings WHAT: American Cancer Society Action Netw... Read more

  • Increased Funding for Alzheimer’s Research is Desperately Needed
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Upon seeing a pink ribbon, the average American will easily be reminded of the tragic toll taken by breast cancer and the critical need for supporting breast cancer research. The same can be said for blue ribbons and the fight against prostate cancer. Alzheimer’s also has a symbol, the purple ribbon, but when compared to cancer and other serious illnesses, the disease receives only a fraction of the research funding. As our population ages and the number of Americans afflicted by Alzheimer’s gro... Read more

  • Hastings Marks 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the signing of Medicare and Medicaid: “When the Medicare and Medicaid programs were signed into law 50 years ago today, Americans were given a new safety-net for affordable health care. “In the years since, Medicare and Medicaid have proven to be resounding stories of success. Today, 55 million Americans receive Medicare benefits and 69 million receive health care through Medicaid, including one in three... Read more