Our rural communities face numerous challenges: secure jobs, access to affordable health care, drugs (including opioids), quality education, improvement of infrastructure and much more.
For more than 23 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development has helped tackle those challenges, and rural America has fared better because of it.
One of my top priorities is finding bipartisan solutions for the challenges impacting Arizona families, including access to affordable health care coverage.
While the Affordable Care Act made improvements to our health care system, higher premiums and reduced coverage options are still major issues we must resolve.
Losing access to health coverage is a real concern facing nearly 1.8 million Arizonans covered by Medicaid.