The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act Explained
Washington, DC – Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. today released a statement following the House passage of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act – emergency relief funding that will provide funding for small businesses, hospitals, providers, and increased testing to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
I know it’s a difficult time for all of us during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s why I am committed to connecting you with resources to stay informed and help weather this storm.
Every day, our community is working together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As we continue to fight this pandemic, I am also focused on the financial security of families, workers, businesses and our local economy.
Small Business Information Session
Last week, the House passed and the President signed into law historic legislation to address the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus, Aid, Response, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes direct monetary payments that will provide immediate relief for families, workers, and small business owners across the nation.
Washington, DC – Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D., Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) and 28 other bipartisan members of California’s Congressional Delegation wrote to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and Department of Interior Secretary Bernhardt on Wednesday urging them to support tribal governments by quickly disbursing funds from the CARES Act.
On Friday, the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed the House and became law. This comprehensive legislation provides financial relief for American families, workers, and small businesses during this public health and economic crisis.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. applauded passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, historic families and workers-first legislation, which will now go to the President’s desk for his signature.
Washington D.C. – Today, Dr. Ruiz announced the introduction of the Care for COVID-19 Act, which would require health plans to cover diagnostic and treatment services related to COVID-19, at no cost to the patient.
As our nation continues to address the COVID-19 outbreak, I am working hard to help you stay informed so that you can better protect your health. Here's an update on this week:
In The News
Riverside County on Friday reached 100% usage of its licensed intensive care unit beds but hospitals can still treat new critical patients, officials said.
County spokeswoman Brooke Federico said the metric accounts for the 385 licensed ICU beds at 17 hospitals across the county.
Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., has one message for President Donald Trump — wear a mask.
Ruiz, who is a physician, told Trump to “man up” and put on a mask during a Thursday appearance on CNN’s “New Day.”
“Man up, Mr. President. Wear your mask,” Ruiz said. “That’s the best thing you can do. You can save millions and millions of lives if you simply wear a mask.”
The US House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, by a bipartisan vote of 236 to 181.
Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz joined us from Washington D.C. tonight to discuss a variety of topics related to the coronavirus pandemic, including a recent rise in cases and hospitalizations in Riverside County.
As of this weekend, 99% of ICU beds in Riverside County are being used. Only 40% of ventilators are being used, however.
On Thursday morning Rep Ruiz, M.D. hosted a virtual discussion with members of the black community in the Coachella Valley, as well as police chiefs from neighboring law enforcement agencies.
Today, Congressmen Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) called on House and Senate Leadership to protect and expand funding for Community Health Centers (CHCs), which play a vital role in treating patients, working with local health departments, and fighting the spread of the coronavirus.
Nearly half of the states across the U.S. are reporting an increase in coronavirus cases, potentially due to the phased-in re-openings and the ongoing protests. California is seeing a spike as well, as cases hit the highest one-day increase last Friday.
The men and women of today’s U.S. military are fighting battles and facing challenges long after they leave the battlefield and return home. We’re learning more every day about the long-term health effects of exposure to toxins, including large open-air burn pits that were used for waste disposal on bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. We’ll hear from Senate Veterans Affairs member Sen.
On Wednesday morning Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. hosted a discussion with prominent black leaders of the Coachella Valley. They discussed protests, racism, and action amid a series of crimes targeting black people throughout the nation.
"There’s systemic racism that runs through the vain of America," Palm Springs First Baptist Church Pastor, Rodney Croom said.
Lawmakers say in order to prevent another major COVID-19 outbreak the country needs a nationwide testing and tracing strategy.
Congressman Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) says by the fall, states must do widespread COVID-19 testing and identify everyone who comes in contact with positive cases.