Saturday, March 28, 2020
In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak across the nation and in Florida, this week, the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation’s (FHKC) Board of Directors adopted and recognized benefit and eligibility adjustments to help ensure children face fewer barriers in accessing the care they may need during this emergency.
With President Donald Trump and Congress approving an $8.3 billion bill to help the U.S. deal with coronavirus earlier this month, some of the funds are coming to Tampa.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate passed a $2 trillion federal stimulus package to support the economy which has been hit hard by the coronavirus.
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy announced True Health’s community health clinics in Central Florida are getting almost $2 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help lower earners and Floridians without insurance coverage deal with the continuing coronavirus crisis.
This week, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., offered a proposal to ensure that coronavirus relief funds allocated by Congress will not be sent to businesses connected to the Chinese regime.
Biden called on DeSantis to follow the examples of other governors including Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-NY, and Gov. Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, who have ordered most of the residents of their states to shelter-in-place.
Several Florida Democrats in the U.S. House sent a letter this week to Gov. Ron DeSantis, calling on him to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order to protect Floridians, particularly older residents and those with underlying health issues, and help the already-strained health care system.
Crist sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis on the matter, insisting that releasing SNAP benefits early will help ensure Florida residents engage in social distancing.
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., the chairwoman of the Hispanic Caucus Women’s Taskforce, led a letter to congressional leaders asking them to include funds in the third coronavirus relief bill to launch a bilingual media outreach effort on the pandemic.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is calling on President Donald Trump to create a task force to deal with Chinese propaganda over the coronavirus outbreak.