Kansas Lt. Gov. To Testify On Affordable Care Act Challenges

By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer

Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer

(WIBW) - Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer will be in the nation's capital Wednesday to testify on the Affordable Care Act.

The Governor's office says Colyer will be at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. to discuss the challenges of implementing the Affordable Care Act on the state level.

Colyer, who's a practicing physician, says states will be affected by the implementation and that the issues would be "profound and detrimental" to citizens.

News release from the Kansas Governor's office:
Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., tomorrow (Wednesday) will testify on the challenges of implementing the Affordable Care Act at the state level.

Colyer, a practicing physician, will testify before the Joint Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs and Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. central (10 a.m. eastern) in the Rayburn House Office Building.

“There is no question that states will be affected by the implementation of the Affordable Care Act,” said Dr. Colyer. “The issues are profound and detrimental to our citizens. It is important that the concerns of state governments are heard and understood as we approach the federal implementation of the Affordable Care Act.”


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