Health Care

Rep. Cuellar Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials in South Texas

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), along with Members of the Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American Congressional caucuses, participated in a meeting with Dr. Francis Collins and Dr. Anthony Fauci to discuss ways to increase the number of diverse participants at each of the COVID-19 clinical trial sites. Moderna announced their vaccine trial sites for the COVID-19 vaccine in ... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Votes to Pass Patient Protection & Affordable Care Enhancement Act

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) took bold action to build on the Affordable Care Act to lower health costs and prescription drug prices for all Americans by voting for and helping pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. Today’s vote comes days after the Trump Administration filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entirety of the ACA. ... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Helps Unveil Patient Protection & Affordable Care Enhancement Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, one day after the Trump Administration filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped unveil new legislation to build on the ACA to lower health costs and prescription drug prices: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. “From Day One, I have been working hard to defend the Afford... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $1,167,719 in Federal Funding to Atascosa Health Center

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Pleasanton, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1,167,719 in federal funding to Atascosa Health Center (AHC). These funds, awarded through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration' Heath Center Cluster program, will help AHC provide critical health care services to communities in Atascosa, Wilson, and McMullen Counties. “Rural cou... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $1,448,052 in Federal Funding to Gateway Community Health Center

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Laredo, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1,448,052 in federal funding to Gateway Community Health Center. These funds, awarded through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration' Heath Center Cluster program, will help Gateway Community provide critical health care services to communities in Webb and Zapata Counties. “Rural count... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $14 Million in Federal Funds to Rural Health Clinics in Texas

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar announced $14,986,810 in federal funds to 303 health clinics in the State of Texas. These funds, allocated through the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, will be used to support COVID-19 testing efforts and expand access to testing in rural communities. “Ensuring all Texas communities, including rural areas, have access to corona... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $50,000 in Federal Funds for WestCare Texas

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Laredo, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $50,000 in federal funds to WestCare Texas, Inc. These funds awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, will assist the clinic in providing mental health and substance use disorder diagnosis, as well a... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $529,219 for Gateway Community Health Center’s Efforts to Expand COVID-19 Testing

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Laredo, TX-- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $529,219 in federal funding for the Gateway Community Health Center’s efforts to expand coronavirus testing. This funding, awarded through the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, will be used to increase testing capabilities to help track the spread and impact of the coronavirus in Webb and Zapata counties. “As we ta... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $360,529 for Atascosa Health Center’s Efforts to Expand COVID-19 Testing

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Pleasanton, TX-- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $360,529 in federal funding for the Atascosa Health Center’s efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. This funding, awarded through the Department of Health and Human Services, will be used to increase testing capabilities to help track the spread and impact of the coronavirus in Atascosa, Wilson, and McMullen counties. “As we take st... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $1.2 Billion in Federal Funds to Texas Health Care Providers

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Laredo, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announces $1,271,212,179 in federal funds to 1,223 health care providers in the state of Texas. This second round of funding, awarded through the CARES Act, will be used to help hospitals pay for the incurred costs of combating the coronavirus pandemic, such as buying more supplies, paying for overtime, and financing healthcare-related expenses of unins... Read more »