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TUCSON— Rep. Kirkpatrick issued the following statement in response to the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) approving provisions under Arizona’s Medicaid waiver that would harm thousands of Arizonans as well as Arizona hospitals. One provision would allow the state to take coverage away from people for not meeting an 80 hour a month work requirement, and the second would halt payments to hospitals for retroactive coverage, a provision that helps beneficiaries avoid medical debt.
Washington, D.C. - Rep. Kirkpatrick issued the following statement in response to the unveiling of committee assignments. Rep. Kirkpatrick will serve on the Appropriations Committee, considered to be one of Congress’ exclusive “power committees.” Rep. Kirkpatrick will be the first representative from Arizona to sit on the committee since the Honorable Congressman Ed Pastor.