AzCRH Director, Dan Derksen, MD, was selected to ask a question at the CNN Town Hall with Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham in Washington, DC on March 1, 2017.
"Senator McCain, Arizona’s done really well the last couple years - we’re in the top five for job growth, we’ve almost halved our uninsured, and we’re hoping for a Final Four appearance with the Wildcats. Go Cats!
As a family doc though I’m very concerned that some of the talk and some of the plans around capping and cutting Medicaid will just shift the risk from the federal government to States, to rural hospitals, to the physicians and the 70 million Americans who currently depend on Medicaid for coverage.
Senators how will you work to make sure that we don’t return to the days of 48 million uninsured in our country and we don’t punish cost efficient, effective states like Arizona - who responsibly run their Medicaid program - through caps and cuts in Medicaid?"
» Watch at link below (starts at 22:15 min).