U.S. Rep. McSally Holds Healthcare Roundtable in Tucson
TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally continued her efforts to engage with local healthcare stakeholders by holding a roundtable discussion in Tucson today. Approximately 20 participants representing a wide-range of healthcare interests – including individuals from local hospitals, community health centers, and insurance agencies – took part in the two hour event.
“The way ahead for healthcare is an important issue for my constituents. This has been a focus of mine during my tenure in Congress and I am grateful to have had another opportunity to engage with thought leaders in my community,” said Rep. McSally. “It is imperative that we ensure that our healthcare system works for all Americans, with lower costs, increased choice, and better access to quality and affordable healthcare for all.”
“We’re appreciative that Congresswoman McSally has pulled together a variety of perspectives on the Affordable Care Act,” President of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Lea Márquez-Peterson said. “She is aware that most of our businesses in Southern Arizona are small businesses. Thanks to this important discussion I believe we have a direct conduit to the debate occurring on the Affordable Care Act.”
“I thank Congresswoman McSally for being well prepared about this complex issue,” said Chic Older of the Arizona Medical Association. “It is important to talk to people who actually put their hands on patients and I truly appreciate her taking a hard look at this challenge.”
Christina Corieri of Governor Doug Ducey’s Office said, “Governor Ducey takes this issue seriously and it’s great that Congresswoman McSally does as well.”
Organizations represented at today’s roundtable include St. Mary’s Hospital, National Association of Health Underwriters, Copper Queen Community Hospital, Arizona Medical Association, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, CBIZ Benefits and Insurance Services, Inc., BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona, Arizona Alliance of Community Health Centers, Governor Doug Ducey’s Office, Banner University Hospital, HealthSouth Tucson, Arizona Healthcare and Hospital Association, Tucson Medical Center, Pima Council on Aging, Better Business Bureau, Tucson Metro Chamber, and Children’s Action Alliance.
Today’s roundtable builds upon Rep. McSally’s numerous conversations and meetings with constituents and healthcare leaders in the community. Rep. McSally has fielded countless constituent questions about healthcare in recent weeks at town halls, visited healthcare facilities, met with providers, participated in ride-alongs, and held a mental health roundtable in January of last year.