Representatives from the Congressional Energy and Commerce Committee, Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR) visited Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands over the weekend. The delegation provided the members of the Committee, which is involved in disaster response for both territories, with greater insight into the issues facing the islands. The… Read more »
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The House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing today on the federal response to the 2017 hurricane season. The hearing provided information to help assess energy infrastructure response and recovery efforts under the varying circumstances of the four hurricanes that made landfall this past season, including information concerning the use of the Strategic… Read more »
The Commonwealth government has already spent almost all of its ‘Obamacare’ Federal grants for 2019 and much of its grants for 2018. If it continues to spend the additional money for Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program provided by the 2010 Federal healthcare reform at the current rate, it will use up all of the funding provided… Read more »
Two key congressional leaders on Medicaid issues have expressed concern about the Puerto Rico administration’s use of Federal grants to the territory’s Medicaid program. Medicaid is a program that ensures health care for low income individuals operated by a State or territory, primarily with Federal funds. The program must operate under a plan that incorporates… Read more »
The Energy and Commerce Committee of the House of Representatives voted on April 25 to cut Medicaid funding in the U.S. territories by 65% while leaving Medicaid funding in the fifty states intact, providing a real life example of what it means to lack representation in Congress.