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Congressman Matt Gaetz

Representing the 1st District of Florida

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January 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) released the following statement in response to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ major announcement today regarding medical marijuana. During the press conference this afternoon, Gov. DeSantis announced his administration’s plans to address the issue of medical marijuana in the state by first pushing the Florida legislature to pass legislation to fix the current anti-marijuana laws in place, before ultimately stepping in and dropping the state’s appeal that seeks to overturn Florida’s ban on smoking medical marijuana.

January 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today introduced the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2019. The bipartisan legislation unlocks the potential to research the cures offered by medical cannabis, which could prove beneficial to veterans, the chronically ill, and the elderly. The legislation does not change the legal status of cannabis, and does not interfere with federal, state, or local cannabis laws.

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Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to allow payment under Medicare for certain services furnished to hospice patients by rural health clinics and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs).

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Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to allow physician assistants to provide hospice care under Medicare.

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Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to allow payment under Medicare for certain services furnished to hospice patients by rural health clinics and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs).

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Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to allow physician assistants to provide hospice care under Medicare.

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Full Obamacare repeal effective FY 19

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Would enable individuals who are diagnosed with cancer to defer payments on public student loans while actively receiving treatment without interest accruing during the deferment period

July 17, 2017 In The News

(CNSNews.com) -- When asked if Congress had enough votes to pass a repeal of Obamacare, Rep. Matthew Gaetz (R-Fla.) said we should “call the bluffs” of Republicans who passed a repeal of Obamacare in 2016, but today say “now that we could actually get it done, I find myself wringing my hands, wetting the bed, and hiding under a table somewhere.”

June 29, 2017 Video

Congressman Gaetz speaks on the House Floor about lawsuits and healthcare.