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  • Upton, Kennedy: CMS urging states to cover telemedicine services during coronavirus outbreak
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton, R-MI, and Joe Kennedy, D-MA, today commended the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for encouraging states to cover all telemedicine services and work with them to expand their capability to do so during the COVID-19 outbreak. On Tuesday, CMS issued a “Medicaid state plan fee-for-service payments for services delivered via telehealth” guidance after Upton and Kennedy penned a bipartisan letter earlier this month asking CMS to ensure states had th... Read more

  • Upton, Problem Solvers group releases bold, bipartisan plan to help workers and families respond to coronavirus crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) today helped release a bipartisan, bold coronavirus response plan aimed at helping workers, families, and businesses. The legislative package – supported by the Problem Solvers Caucus, of which Upton is a co-vice chair – includes proposed actions to revive the economy, secure health care and food security needs, and stabilize the markets. “The Problem Solvers’ proposal is a commonsense, bipartisan package that would provide critical assista... Read more

  • Upton, Kennedy ask CMS to encourage states to cover telemedicine services during coronavirus outbreak
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton, R-MI, and Joe Kennedy, D-MA, today penned a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma asking CMS to encourage states to cover all telemedicine services and work with them to expand their capability to do so in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, will provide $8.3 billion to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and also author... Read more

  • U.S. House passes emergency funding to combat coronavirus
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed an $8 billion emergency funding package aimed at combating the coronavirus: “This is an all hands on deck situation. Our nation must have the resources necessary to protect the health and safety of all Americans. “This funding will be critical to help ready an effective, affordable coronavirus vaccine, ensure we have the resources for timely testing, and provide o... Read more

  • Upton, Problem Solvers Caucus meet with Vice President Pence
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) issued the following statement after he and members of the Problem Solvers Caucus met with Vice President Mike Pence and Coronavirus Response Coordinator, Dr. Debbie Birx, to discuss solutions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus: "Today we had a constructive discussion with the Vice President and Dr. Debbie Birx about bipartisan efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the United States. We all agree – the health and safety of the... Read more

  • Upton: We cannot let politics divide us as we fight the coronavirus
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) issued the following statement after the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus called this morning for bipartisan cooperation to fight the coronavirus: "This morning, a bipartisan group of members made it clear that it is time for Congressional leaders and the Administration to put politics aside and come together to address the coronavirus. The health, safety, and well-being of the American people are far too important to let politics get in the way... Read more

  • Upton: Today was an important day in our ongoing fight against the coronavirus outbreak
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) issued the following statement tonight on the U.S. government’s ongoing fight against the coronavirus: “Make no mistake, the health and safety of the American people remain our top priorities as the U.S. government works to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We also continue to be concerned about the potential for the virus to cause major disruptions to the U.S. economy, especially supply chains of American automotive firms. But today wa... Read more

  • Upton participates in briefing on coronavirus outbreak
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement after participating in an Energy and Commerce Committee briefing on the coronavirus outbreak: “Protecting the health and safety of families in southwest Michigan and across the nation is one of my top priorities. Today I participated in a briefing with the Energy and Commerce Committee on the 2019 coronavirus outbreak that reviewed the current status of the virus and action steps by the U.S. government. The CDC h... Read more

  • Upton speaks on House floor in opposition of H.R. 3
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today delivered remarks on the House floor in opposition of H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, and in support for the bipartisan alternative, H.R. 19, the Lower Costs, More Cures Act. As the author of the historic 21st Century Cures Act, Upton expressed his concerns with how H.R. 3 would stifle innovation, leading to fewer life-saving cures and drugs. The CBO says 15 fewer cures could be developed because of H.R. 3, and other estimates, i... Read more

  • Upton: H.R. 3 means fewer cures for patients
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton spoke at today’s leadership press conference to discuss his opposition to H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, and his support for the bipartisan alternative, H.R. 19, the Lower Costs, More Cures Act. As the author of the historic 21st Century Cures Act, Upton expressed his concerns with how H.R. 3 would stifle innovation, leading to fewer life-saving cures and drugs. Click here to view Upton’s remarks. Full remarks: “Well this week marks the third... Read more

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