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Delgado meets in Cairo with his new health care committee

Jul 01, 2019 7:36 pm
U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado was in Cairo, July 1, to meet with members of his Health Care Advisory Committee. The committee is comprised of 30 patients, providers, and health care advocates from every county in the 19th Congressional District. According to a statement released by Delgado's office, the group discussed health care needs, ways to address skyrocketing health care costs and health care legislation currently before the House. "Ensuring Upstate New Yorkers can afford quality coverage has been a top priority for me in Congress. That's why I have supported legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs and introduced the Medicare-X Choice Act, which would create a public option and drive down health care costs by introducing competition. I am very grateful to the members of the committee who joined us today in Greene County and shared their insights and expertise,” Delgado said. Monday was the first meeting of the Health Care Advisory Committee. Delgado also formed local advisory committees on issues related to veterans, small business, and agriculture. Read the full press release at Delgado [dot] House [dot] gov.