Ways and Means Leaders Announce Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force Request for Information

Nov 15, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) announced a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting input that will inform the Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force as it works to develop bipartisan legislation to improve health care outcomes within underserved communities.
 
“Severe inequity exists in our nation when it comes to the accessibility and affordability of health care,” said Neal and Brady. “Earlier this year, we formed a bipartisan task force to examine the delivery and financing of health services in urban and rural underserved areas. Now, we urge stakeholders from across the country to provide their input on priority topics that affect health status and outcomes for the Task Force to consider and discuss. The submissions we receive will support our members’ work identifying the causes of health care disparities and developing strategies to close gaps in care that exist between certain communities.”
 
Reps. Danny Davis (D-IL), Terri Sewell (D-AL), Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), and Jodey Arrington (R-TX) serve as co-chairs of the Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force.
 
The full RFI can be viewed HERE
 
The deadline for responses to this RFI is close of business Friday, November 29, 2019.         

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