Friday, June 13, 2014

Mayor Scott Smith Tours Rural Hospitals, Challenges Opponents' Position on Medicaid Restoration

Scott Smith for Governor 2014
Press Release
Smith only GOP candidate to support Restoration, which protects rural hospitals across Arizona
PHOENIX—Mayor Scott Smith, Republican candidate for Governor, today completed a weeklong tour of rural hospitals across Arizona to learn more about their challenges and to see firsthand the quality care they deliver to their communities. After meeting with staff at health centers in Prescott and Yuma, Mayor Smith talked about his continued support for Medicaid Restoration.

"For rural communities like Prescott and Yuma, Medicaid Restoration was critical to helping their hospitals continue to provide quality service," stated Mayor Smith. "Protecting rural hospitals was one of the reasons I have always supported Medicaid Restoration. My opponents, however, would put the health of rural hospitals in jeopardy simply to make a partisan point. Arizonans are tired of political games that focus on self-interested politicians. We need leaders to make tough decisions and put the well-being of Arizonans first and that's why I support Governor Brewer's Medicaid Restoration Plan."

As the only Republican candidate who supports Governor Brewer's Medicaid Restoration Plan, Mayor Smith will protect rural hospitals and continue to ensure rural communities have access to quality health care.

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