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Representative Philip Cortez Appointed to House Select Committee on Statewide Health Care Costs  print page

by: Rep. Cortez, Philip
01/22/2020

SAN ANTONIO -- Texas State Representative Philip Cortez has been appointed by the speaker of the Texas House of Representatives to serve on a new select House committee tasked with researching statewide health care costs. Additionally, Representative Cortez continues to serve on Article II of the House Committee on Appropriations, which allocates funding for health and human services initiatives in Texas.

Representative Cortez issued the following statement:

"It is an honor and privilege to be appointed by Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen to serve on this important select committee. Throughout the interim, I will be working with my fellow House members on the Statewide Health Care Costs Select Committee to address this issue which effects so many Texas families. The work we do will result in public policy that addresses the rising costs of health care so that I can fight to ensure people receive the health services they need."

"Also, as the only member from Bexar County appointed to this committee, I will be standing up for the members of my community. I will work to address the lack of health care coverage for children, promote healthier lifestyles that prevent infectious diseases, call for more transparency in the cost of health care services, and promote adequate health coverage in low income areas."

Representative Cortez will continue to provide updates on this committee, including public hearing dates, as more information becomes available.

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