A Doctor's Note on Coronavirus

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Washington, October 30, 2020 | comments

October 30, 2020

Dear Friends,

Today Republicans in the House of Representatives introduced H.R. 14, the Commitment to Defeat the Virus and Keep America Healthy Act, which focuses on increasing COVID-19 testing capacity, preparing for a vaccine, and deploying more resources to the American people. I cosponsored this legislation which incorporates several bills I have worked on or cosponsored:

National Updates
The Food and Drug Administration developed a list of essential medicines and medical countermeasures that are critical to have on hand for future public health emergency preparedness.

The Department of Health and Human Services increased transparency of hospital capacity data by publishing recent data for government officials and visitors to view.

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated information on payments made under the Accelerated and Advance Payments Programs.

Until next time, this is your doctor’s note.

Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D.

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