Fitzpatrick holds listening events with local physicians, experts and patients for healthcare reform

Tom Waring, for the Times

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-8th dist.) announced the start of a series of sit-down meetings and listening events with Bucks and Montgomery county physicians, experts and patients focused on healthcare reform.

“In Washington, I serve as an independent voice for this community, and being that voice starts with taking the time to listen,” he said. “The American people deserve elected officials who are willing to acknowledge the fact that increasing access to affordable and reliable healthcare is a goal that transcends political ideology. Only then canwe proceed in fixing our healthcare system in a responsible, deliberate manner that ensures both the continuity of coverage and patient protection provisions.”

Fitzpatrick has been an advocate for increasing access to healthcare and medical treatments, including speaking out in support of removing barriers to care for terminally ill Americans through Right to Try legislation. He has also called for doubling women’s health funding at the National Institutes of Health from $4 billion to $8 billion, and increased services and accessibility at women’s health clinics.

Constituents are encouraged to visit to complete a short survey and voice their thoughts on the future of healthcare.