Rep. Arrington Recognizes National Rural Health Day
Washington, November 19, 2020
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19), Co-Chair of the bipartisan Ways and Means Committee Rural and Underserved Communities Task Force, recognized National Rural Health Day (NRHD).
“Over the last eight months, Americans everywhere, including those living in rural communities, have a renewed appreciation for their healthcare providers and the importance of access to critical care,” explained Arrington.
“Today, I am proud to recognize National Rural Health Day with a heightened sense of energy and appreciation. Ultimately, rural health is American health. Our nation’s ability to maintain a safe, affordable, and abundant supply of food and energy relies on a healthy rural America.
“As a co-chair of the Rural and Underserved Task Force, I will continue to champion policies that increase access to emerging telehealth technologies, reduce costs to both patients and taxpayers, and strengthen the health and well-being of our families living in America’s breadbasket and energy basin.”
Created in 2010 by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, NRHD recognizes the ongoing efforts, contributions, and collaborations occurring in rural communities to address the unique challenges in accessing and delivering health care services.