Today, the senior Republican on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) 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 Brady and Neal. “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. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Danny Davis (D-IL), and Terri Sewell (D-AL) serve as co-chairs of the Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force.