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Upton cosponsors bipartisan legislation to overhaul National Stockpile, make more critical supplies in America

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that he is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Strengthening America’s Strategic National Stockpile Act, legislation aimed at reducing America’s dependence on foreign sources of critical medical supplies the country needs to fight COVID-19, boosting domestic manufacturing to make those supplies here in America, and making m...

Upton announces FEMA is sending more than 90,000 medical supplies to local nursing homes

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ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that FEMA is delivering two shipments of personal protective equipment to local nursing homes to help combat the coronavirus. More than 30 nursing homes across southwest Michigan will receive more than 90,000 gloves, masks, gowns, and eye protection in their efforts to protect their residents and their staff. “These shipments ...

Upton announces an additional $1.7 million for local community health centers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is providing an additional $583 million to help HRSA-funded health centers across the country expand COVID-19 testing, including $1.7 million for four community health centers here in southwest Michigan. “I am delighted to see our community health centers receive such a subs...

Upton, DeGette lead 182 Members of Congress in urging relief for science and medical research community

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of 182 lawmakers, led by U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI), are urging House Leadership to include $26 billion in the next coronavirus relief package for scientific and medical researchers who have been impacted by the pandemic. While coronavirus-related research is now in overdrive, most other research has been slowed down or stopped altog...

Upton, DeGette unveil next steps for 21st Century Cures 2.0

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) today released the concept paper for their bipartisan “Cures 2.0.” The 12-page concept paper unveils high-level areas of focus for Cures 2.0, which will look to modernize the delivery of health care in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Click here for the Cures 2.0 concept paper. “Our world today faces the worst public hea...

Upton announces additional funding to support rural hospitals

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded nearly $5 million to the state of Michigan to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in rural communities. This funding will be used to support several rural hospitals in Michigan’s Sixth Congressional Distr...

Upton, Problem Solvers Caucus Release Reopening & Recovery “Back To Work” Checklist

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Monday, April 20, 2020, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus - 25 Democrats and 25 Republicans strong - released its Reopening and Recovery “Back to Work” Checklist, a multi-prong, science-based, data-driven proposal focused on reopening America safely and reigniting the economy. Click here for the checklist. The 50-member bipartisan Caucus found...

Kennedy, Upton, Blunt Rochester Introduce Modernized Medicine Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – As health providers increasingly rely on telehealth to treat patients, U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (MI-06), Joe Kennedy III (MA-04), and Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL) introduced the Modernized Medicine Act to temporarily increase Medicaid reimbursement rates during a declared emergency if a state expands their telehealth services. This increase in the Federal Medicaid Assistance Percen...

Upton, Kennedy: CMS urging states to cover telemedicine services during coronavirus outbreak

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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 afte...

Upton, Problem Solvers group releases bold, bipartisan plan to help workers and families respond to coronavirus crisis

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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. “Th...

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