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  • Hastings' Statement on the Introduction of the Reopen America Act of 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Jobs and the Workforce

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after he joined Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Donna Shalala (D-FL), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Peter Welch (D-VT) as an original cosponsor in introducing H.R. 6525, the Reopen America Act of 2020 (RAA), legislation that will establish a comprehensive national effort to re-open our economy while aggressively protecting public health against recurring COVID-19 disease outbreaks: “I am proud to b... Read more

  • Hastings, Castor Lead a Bipartisan Letter Calling on HHS and CMS to Direct Emergency Aid to COVID-19 Hotspots
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) led a bipartisan Florida delegation letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma following the recent allocation of the first round of CARES Act emergency aid to healthcare providers, which unfortunately was based on outdated, pre-outbreak factors. The letter urges that, in all future allocations of emergency aid, HHS and CMS should bri... Read more

  • Hastings Calls for Protections for Americans Receiving Healthcare Subsidies in Coronavirus Relief Package
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the following letter to Congressional leaders urging them to preclude any direct payments included in the final Coronavirus relief package from calculations of incomes when determining eligibility for healthcare subsidies or VA disability pension benefits. In the letter, Hastings warns that without adequate protections, individuals near the cutoff for receiving these types of financial assistance may inadvertently lose access to these benefits should dir... Read more

  • Hastings and Wilson Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging the Establishment of a Regional FDA Office in Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Foreign Affairs

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) led the following letter to the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, urging the establishment of a regional office of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the State of Israel. Joining Hastings and Wilson in sending the letter include: Representatives Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Grace Meng (D-NY), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL),... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Passage of H.R.1309
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passage of H.R.1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, which included two amendments he offered with Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA): “I was proud to vote in favor of H.R.1309. This important legislation requires certain employers in the health care and social service sectors to develop and implement comprehensive plans for protecting their employees from workplace viol... Read more

  • Hastings Leads Letter Urging CMS to Ensure Full Post-Mastectomy Medicare & Medicaid Coverage for Breast Cancer Patients
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Representative Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) along with Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN) led the following letter to Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), urging that CMS work with states and update its own National Coverage Determination (NCD) to more closely align Medicare and Medicaid coverage guidelines with the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 (WHCRA) to ensure full coverage of post-mastectomy bre... Read more

  • **MEDIA ADVISORY** Hastings to Host Congressional Roundtable on Youth Mental Health and Suicide in Florida
    Posted in Media Advisories on August 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) will host a Congressional Roundtable addressing youth mental health and suicide in the State of Florida on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Keiser University's Flagship Campus, located at 2600 North Military Trail in West Palm Beach, FL. Since 2001, suicide and mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts, have been increasing at alarming rates in youth and teens. This discussion will focus on how the State of Florida ad... Read more

  • **MEDIA ADVISORY** Hastings to Appear on iHeartRadio’s RealConvo with Alan Mednick to Discuss Youth Mental Health and Suicide in Florida
    Posted in Media Advisories on August 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) will be interviewed on RealConvo, an iHeartRadio program hosted by Alan Mednick to discuss youth mental health and suicide in the State of Florida. The interview is in the lead up to a Congressional Roundtable that Hastings will host on Wednesday, August 28th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Keiser University’s Flagship Campus in West Palm Beach, Florida. The interview will air on Saturday, August 24th at 12:00 PM on WJNO 1290 AM. DETAILS: WHO: Congressman Alcee ... Read more

  • **MEDIA ADVISORY** Hastings to Appear on This Week In South Florida with Michael Putney
    Posted in Media Advisories on August 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Representative Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) will be appearing on This Week In South Florida hosted by Mr. Michael Putney, Senior Political Reporter on politics and government for WPLG Local 10. Topics will include the urgent need for gun reform, President Donald Trump’s divisive tweets, the 2020 Democratic Presidential Race, and the future of the Democratic Party. The show will take place on Sunday, August 11th at 11:30 AM and can be watched live on WPLG Local 10. DETAILS: WHO: Congressman Alcee L. ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on National Stop the Bleed Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings released the following statement marking national Stop the Bleed Day: “More than 200,000 Americans lose their lives every year from traumatic incidents, including shootings, vehicular crashes, and workplace accidents. When injuries involve traumatic blood loss, death can occur in as little as five minutes. These deaths, however, are oftentimes preventable. “National Stop the Bleed Day is a day to raise awareness of how to respond to severe bleeding incidents. Just a... Read more

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