Darren will fight to protect Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid for our seniors and our persons with disabilities to safeguard healthcare and financial security for the most vulnerable among us. Our seniors have paid into these programs their entire lives and have earned these benefits. Our disabled and their families need our help to give them a reasonable quality of life.
Darren also supports the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which reaffirms his belief that healthcare is a right for all Americans. This important legislation protects all Americans with pre-existing conditions, keeps all young people on their parents' health insurance until age 26, and protects all Americans from going broke if they get sick by prohibiting lifetime caps.
Florida's healthcare exchange has provided over 1.3 million Floridians with health insurance and is the largest federal exchange in the county. Floridians also received more healthcare subsidies than any other state.
Darren is open to improving or replacing the Act as long as the same number of people remain covered at the same or lower cost. However, Darren will oppose any repeal of the Act without replacement, since it would hurt countless Floridians and be catastrophic to our healthcare system.
Selected bills on healthcare co-sponsored by Congressman Soto:
H.R. 508 - Seniors Have Eyes, Ear, and Teeth Act of 2017 - to expand Medicare coverage to include eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental care.
H.R. 165 - Restoring the Partnership for County Health Care Costs Act of 2017 - allow, an otherwise eligible individual under Title XVI, to receive SSI, Medicare, Medicaid or CHIP benefits.
H.R. 173 - Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2017 - repeal the excise tax on employer-sponsored health care coverage for which there is an excess benefit (high-cost plans).
H.R. 166 - Outpatient Mental Health Modernization Act of 2017 - stabilize and modernize the provision of partial hospitalization services under the Medicare Program, and for other purposes.
More on Health
Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) announced today that the Primary Care Medical Services of Poinciana will receive a $2,630,115 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support the Health Center Program. The funds will help vulnerable populations in the area who rely on Health Centers for affordable, accessible heath care access.
On Saturday, October 6, Congressman Darren Soto joined thousdands in the Central Florida community for the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019, which includes provisions introduced by Congressman Darren Soto to continue funding the National Early Child Care Collaboratives (NECCC) Program at $4 million and increases funding for Gulf War illness research under the Defense Health Program by $1 million.
This week, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. Darren Soto’s, D-Fla., proposal to help the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other government agencies at the state and local levels.
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 1310 the “Strengthening Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health Act” or SMASH Act, a bill introduced by Congressman Darren Soto to support and expand programs for mosquito-borne and vector-borne disease surveillance and control. The bill was passed as part of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018.
Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Congresswoman Val Demings (FL-10), and Congressman Darren Soto (FL-9) announced the introduction of H.R. 6315, the Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Act of 2018.
The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts. In Osceola County, we have six Federally Qualified Health Centers that accept Medicaid, Medicare, Obamacare, other private insurance, and income-based fee for services starting at $20.
1875 Fortune Rd.
Kissimme, FL 34744
1501 Bill Beck Blvd.
Kissimmee, FL – U.S. Representative Darren Soto announced today the Primary Care Medical Services of Poinciana will receive a $1,945,961 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support the Health Center program in Poinciana, Florida.