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Curtis Bill to Protect Health Research from Chinese Influence Gets Committee Hearing

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Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Congressman Curtis’s bill, the Fix Nondisclosure of Influence in Health Research Act, or the Fix NIH Research Act. “I am deeply concerned by foreign influence in research institutions through China’s Thousand Talents Program,” said Rep. Curtis. “My bill before us today, the NIH Research Act,…

Curtis, Peters Introduce Legislation Providing Long-term Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatment

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This month, Representative Curtis (R-UT) introduced legislation with House Energy and Commerce Committee colleague, Representative Scott Peters (D-CA), to permanently provide tele-behavioral healthcare to those suffering with substance use disorder. The legislation specifically allows Medicare providers to prescribe Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) through telehealth without…

Curtis Expresses Urgency in Funding Behavioral Healthcare Workforce

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Last week, Representative John Curtis introduced the Helping Enable Access to Lifesaving Services (HEALS) Act, legislation that would fund federal grant programs to bolster the nation’s behavioral healthcare workforce. The legislation would specifically provide funding for institutions of higher education and non-profit organizations focusing on behavioral healthcare training…

Curtis, Bishop, Stewart Send Letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator

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Washington, DC—Today, Representative John Curtis (R-UT), joined by his colleagues Reps. Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Chris Stewart (R-UT), sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services leadership offering support for the agency’s Health Adult Opportunity proposal. The federal agency announced the proposal last week, which gives states the ability to customize their Medicaid programs based off the needs of their citizens.

Curtis, Utah House Republicans Seek Access to Life-Saving Technology for State Medicare Recipients

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 Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) joined his Utahn Congressional colleagues in seeking to ensure Utah Medicare beneficiaries gain access to a life-saving, non-invasive technology used to diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD), the leading cause of death in the US. Congressman Curtis, along with his fellow Congressional Republicans, wrote a letter expressing ongoing interest in the…