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Florida Delegation Calls on Operation Warp Speed Officials to Increase State’s Vaccine Allotment

Last week, members of the Florida congressional delegation sent a letter to Operation Warp Speed (OWS) officials requesting it increase Florida’s vaccine allotment to account for seasonal residents, which would improve access for Floridians. 

Vern Buchanan: HHS Needs to Send More COVID Relief Funds to Nursing Homes, Senior...

“As coronavirus cases continue to spike in nursing homes across the country, I am writing to urge you to consider dedicating a significant amount of the remaining money in the Provider Relief Fund to help nursing homes and other senior care facilities combat this deadly disease. With now more than 100,000 Americans deaths from the coronavirus linked to long-term care facilities, it’s clear that protecting our seniors must be one of the highest priorities,” Buchanan wrote Azar on Tuesday. 
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Florida Officials Start Looking Ahead to Distributing a COVID-19 Vaccine

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis offered an update on the matter after speaking with federal officials and executives from CVS and Walgreens.

Greg Steube: HHS Should Send Unused Funds to Help Long-Term Care Centers, Assisted Living...

U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., led the letter, getting almost 20 members of the U.S. House to sign it including U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla. 

Rick Scott Wants Info from HHS, State Governors on Coronavirus Test Kits

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Alex Azar, as well as all 50 governors, requesting information on the status of the cost-efficient and widely-available rapid coronavirus tests that the federal government has distributed to all states. 

Rick Scott Calls on HHS to Ensure Free COVID-19 Tests

To date, our nation has conducted an unprecedented level of over 100 million RT-PCR tests to help contain the virus, reopen the economy, and help American families get back to work and school.

HHS Sending More than $100 Million to Florida to Help With Opioid Crisis

Florida is penciled in for $100,170,437 in the first round of HHS funds. 

Florida Delegation Calls on HHS to Send More Remdesivir to Florida

On Friday, the Florida congressional delegation, led by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., called on U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Alex Azar to send more Remdesivir to Florida as the state continues to see rising numbers of patients with COVID-19.

Florida Democrats Urge HHS to Expedite Supply of Remdesivir for the Sunshine State

The Florida Department of Health recently informed hospitals that the state has exhausted its supply of Remdesivir, the drug used to treat COVID-19 patients and shorten hospital stays. Florida hospitals are out of the medication and under current plans could go six days without treatments if swift and immediate action is not taken.

Marco Rubio Urges Mike Pence, HHS Expand COVID-19 Testing, Change Hospital Bed Capacity...

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and Y.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Alex Azar requesting the administration shift its approach to measuring hospital bed capacity and expand testing strategies.

Greg Steube: State Department, HHS Need to Investigate How WHO Failed to Stop the...

Last week, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., showcased his support for U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter’s, R-Ga., proposal having U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Alex Azar to submit a report on how World Health Organization (WHO) attempted to handle the spread of the coronavirus.

Rick Scott Wants More Oversight from HHS on Coronavirus Funds Sent to Hospitals

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Alex Azar requesting information on the agency’s plan to oversee and administer coronavirus-related funding for health care providers and ensure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely, while also giving providers the resources they need to keep Americans healthy.
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