Wednesday, June 23, 2021
"Current federal guidelines force individuals diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer to wait five months to access Social Security Disability Insurance and 24 months for Medicare benefits, leaving many without the healthcare and resources they desperately need. This commonsense bill would waive these waiting periods and allow individuals with metastatic breast cancer to have immediate access to critical support and medical care,” Castor said on Friday. 
Brian Mast’s office stressed how deadly glioblastoma can be, noting it is the “most aggressive, difficult to treat and deadly brain tumor that results in the death of 10,000 Americans every year.”
The proposal is to “encourage schools to implement evidence-based suicide prevention training for students in grades 6 through 12.”
"We do not have time for a so-called ‘China Bill’ that is nothing but a collection of half-measures and studies. Instead, an actually meaningful China bill is what we need. And I believe most members here want it, and I believe we can get to it in a bipartisan way. But to do so, I think it needs to have six things."
DeLauro first introduced the bill, which she insists, “would use research and the science of child development to transform the child welfare system” last summer. U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., John Rutherford, R-Fla., Darren Soto, D-Fla., and Greg Steube, R-Fla., all cosponsored the bill last year. DeLauro brought it back this week with the backing of Bilirakis and Rutherford. 
Last week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., joined U.S. Rep. David Trone, D-Md., and a panel of experts in a discussion about China’s role in America’s opioid crisis, how the crisis is harming American families and communities and what more the U.S. can do to combat the problem.
Backers of the idea say lowering the age would improve the healthcare system, lower prices for consumers and help Americans delaying healthcare for financial reasons until they get coverage through Medicare. But they claim their main reason to explore lowering the age was because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Attorney General Ashley Moody, working with state and federal partners, helped secure $300 million following a nationwide investigation. Moody’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) worked with the U.S. Department of Justice and other state MFCUs to investigate allegations that...
Republicans representing Florida on Capitol Hill are backing the “Abortion Providers Loan Elimination (APLE) Act” which would have Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) affiliates return funds received through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). PPFA received more than $80 million...
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., announced this week that his “Veteran Overmedication and Suicide Prevention Act” has the support of some leading veterans organizations. Buchanan has been pushing the bill “to investigate the link between addictive opioids and veteran suicides"...