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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.

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.

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.

Florida Delegation Urges Equitable Distribution of CARES Act Hospital Funding

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act appropriated $100 billion for the PHSSE, of which $30 billion has been distributed to providers based on the Medicare Fee for Service (FFS) payments.

Marco Rubio: HHS, CMS Need to Protect Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Pandemic

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and other members of the U.S. Senate wrote U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma encouraging them to develop ways to ensure beneficiaries are able to access necessary medications at home without risking exposure to COVID-19 or overburdening healthcare workers as they continue to battle the pandemic.
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Ted Deutch, Lois Frankel Urge HHS Send More Coronavirus Testing Supplies to Florida

Deutch and Frankel insisted the state has enough kits to test hundreds of thousands of people but only tested 23,723 people to date when they sent the letter to Azar on Thursday.