Senator John McCain visits Phoenix Children’s to host a healthcare reform discussion
Healthcare providers gather at Phoenix Children’s to discuss healthcare reform with Senator John McCain
Watch the video of Senator John McCain's opening remarks for the healthcare reform discussion.
As Congress starts work on a major healthcare reform effort, Senator John McCain hosted a discussion with some of Arizona’s top providers and employers at Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Representatives from the Mayo Clinic, Maricopa Medical Center, the American Medical Association and many more gathered to share their thoughts and concerns with the Senator.
Senator McCain opened the program by thanking Phoenix Children’s for being "an incredible place of healing”; his own two sons were born prematurely and were cared for at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He took questions on everything from the need for more primary care physicians to how to ensure more children have access to quality, affordable healthcare. (Phoenix Children’s Tweeted live from the event; Read our Twitter highlights at www.twitter.com/phxchildrens.)
“Healthcare reform is a very complex issue, and it’s going to require creative solutions,” said Bob Meyer, president and CEO of Phoenix Children’s Hospital. “We’re very honored that Senator McCain chose Phoenix Children’s to host his constituents for this discussion.”