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  • Upton Statement on Obamacare Repeal and Replace Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement in regards to the American Health Care Act (ACHA) – House Republicans’ legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare: “This has not been easy, but as I’ve listened to folks on all sides of this debate one thing is clear: Obamacare has not delivered on countless promises. Clearly, the current system is not working for many. It’s time to fix our healthcare system in a responsible way. To ensure no one has the rug pulled out f... Read more

  • Upton Co-Sponsors Legislation to Protect Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after co-sponsoring H.R. 1121, the Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act of 2017. “As I’ve traveled across Southwest Michigan this week, listened to folks during tele-town halls, and participated in public forums, I’ve heard a clear message: We need to guarantee our healthcare system works better for all Michiganders. This is why I am committed to protecting patients living with pre-existing conditions. It’s only fair. W... Read more

  • Upton Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Medicaid
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, introduced legislation, H.R. 829, the Prioritizing the Most Vulnerable Over Lottery Winners Act of 2017, in the U.S. House of Representatives that would strengthen Medicaid for those who need it most. “Medicaid is meant to help the most vulnerable amongst us – not high-dollar Lottery winners,” said Upton. “Our common-sense solution would alter how Medicaid eligibility is determined for those lucky enough to hit it big playing the Lottery, while continuing to p... Read more

  • ICYMI: Fred Upton’s 21st Century Cures Act a big win for job growth
    Posted in Fred in the News on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    When speaking about his 21st Century Cures Act, Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, was not only excited about the future of research and medical devices, but the jobs that would come with them. "For Southwest Michigan, the pharmaceutical industry is pretty big," Upton said. "My largest employers are Pfizer, Stryker (Medical). If you see a yellow stretcher in an ambulance, that was made (by Stryker)." Upton has no concerns about the status of his Cures Act, or jobs in general, under a Presiden... Read more

  • ICYMI: Saving lives through legislation
    Posted in Fred in the News on January 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    Saving Lives through legislation: New law pushed by Fred Upton aims to help find cures for various diseases By Jordan Climie Holland Sentinel Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, had a simple idea: More could be done to foster the next era of medical innovations here in America. Patients needed a game-changer. "We worked on this for a lot of years, three years in the running," Upton said. "We asked ourselves 'what could we do to find a cure for all these diseases that ail almost everybody?'" Th... Read more

  • ICYMI: ‘Cures’ Act ‘momentous’ for cancer research
    Posted in Fred in the News on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    President Barack Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law on Dec. 13. The legislation aims to provide additional funding to the NIH and FDA while streamlining the development of new drugs. A revised version of the bill, co-sponsored by U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in a 392-to-26 vote on Nov. 30. It was then passed by the Senate in a 94-to-5 vote on Dec. 7. “Working together, we got the job done,” Upton and De... Read more

  • End-of-the-Year Roundup: Photos of the Year
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released a list of his top 16 photographs from 2016. Please click HERE to see all 16 of the photographs on Upton’s Facebook page. Read more

  • Upton Statement on New Stryker Facility in Portage
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, tonight released the following statement after Stryker Corp. announced plans to build a state-of-the-art, $130-million corporate campus in Portage, Michigan. “This exciting news is a win-win for local patients and job creators. Thanks in part to our bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act, we will now see more accelerated approvals of life-saving drugs and critical medical devices and they will be manufactured right here at home. With this state-of-the-art project n... Read more

  • WSW: Upton Says New Law Means Faster Cures
    Posted in Fred in the News on December 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says the 21st Century Cures Act means “we will find cures for these diseases…years before we otherwise would have.” Upton was the lead sponsor of the bill that was signed into law last week by President Obama. The Saint Joseph Republican says it accelerates approval of drugs and devices that can lead to cures for diseases like cancer. Upton sat down with WMUK’s Gordon Evans to discuss the Cures Act and other issues. 21st Century Cures Act Some patient advocac... Read more

  • 21st Century Cures Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    Marking the culmination of a three-year journey, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law. The House passed the game-changing medical innovation bill 392 to 26 on November 30, and the Senate followed suit, voting 94 to 5 on December 7. Last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch (R-UT) signed the bill at an enrollment ceremony before formally sending it to the president. U.S. Reps Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) authors of the 21st Ce... Read more