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Congressman Darren Soto

Representing the 9th District of Florida

Health

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

November 27, 2017 Event
Please join U.S. Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) for a special Q&A about Alzheimer's and Dementia.
November 9, 2017 Event
Please join U.S. Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) for an information session on open enrollment to purchase or change your health coverage under the Affordable Care Act for 2018.

Learn about financial help and the best insurance plans available to you. REMEMBER: Enroll or renew from November 1 to December 15, 2017!

For more information, please contact Alex Barrio at: alex.barrio@mail.house.gov
October 5, 2017 Event

Join Congressman Darren Soto and his wife Amanda Soto at a Breast Cancer Awareness Workshop at the Robert Guevara Community Center.

There will be a Mammogram Bus providing mammogram information, Doctors Aileen Caceres and Olga Ivanov answering questions, and the opportunity to discuss breast cancer with your Congressman!

September 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Soto expressed opposition to Republicans’ latest Trumpcare legislation, which the Senate GOP hopes to rush to a vote next week. The Cassidy-Graham bill would likely lead to greater numbers of uninsured after 2026 and a new state-by-state report shows that the plan would rob $17 billion from Floridian’s health care by 2027 alone.

August 24, 2017 Event

U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) will host a Latino Town Hall on August 24, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The event will address pressing legislation impacting our Latino community. Co-sponsoring organizations include: Mi Familia Vota, Hispanic Federation, HOPE Community Center, Iniciativa Accion Puertoriqueña, Latino Justice, Law Offices of Ingrid Morfa, NALEO Educational Fund, Young American Dreamers, and Venezuela 20-20. 

August 23, 2017 Event

Kissimmee, Florida – –U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) and Darren Soto (FL-09) will be hosted a roundtable on Zika and other infectious diseases at the University of Central Florida’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. During the roundtable, experts discussed the risks posed by these diseases, and what government, academia and the private sector are doing to help keep central Floridians safe.

WHAT:  Roundtable on Zika and Other Infectious Diseases

August 17, 2017 In The News

U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) will host a Latino Town Hall on August 24, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The event will address pressing legislation impacting our Latino community. Co-sponsoring organizations include: Mi Familia Vota, Hispanic Federation, HOPE Community Center, Iniciativa Accion Puertoriqueña, Latino Justice, Law Offices of Ingrid Morfa, NALEO Educational Fund, Young American Dreamers, and Venezuela 20-20. 

July 20, 2017 In The News

Soto denounces the consideration of the repeal of Obamacare and supports bipartisan legislation.  In Florida's 9th District, many families would be in danger of losing their insurance due to the potential Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal, making this a life or death issue. Congressman Soto spoke on the House floor to confront this pressing issue.

The video below begins with Congressman Soto explaining the skyrocketing premiums rising to 100% in 2026 and the 32 million people left uninsured if a replacement for Obamacare is not created.

June 5, 2017 Blog Post

Congressman Soto is not afraid to speak plainly about what President Trump is doing: Trump is acting to sabotage healthcare for millions of Americans.

 

 

 

 

June 3, 2017 Event

KISSIMMEE, FL.- U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) will host a town hall in Polk County this Saturday June 3, 2017 at the Winter Haven City Commission chamber. Soto will be discussing the federal budget and the future of healthcare.

 

Members of the media who would like to cover the event are encouraged to RSVP here: iza.montalvo@mail.house.gov