Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick appointed to HC task force

The office of Georgia Sen. Kirkpatrick, M.D., distributed the following press release on September 3…

Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan recently appointed Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, M.D. (R-Marietta) to serve as a member of the Task Force on Healthcare Access and Cost.

“I am honored to be chosen to serve on this task force and to get to work on some of the healthcare topics that impact our constituent’s access to care,” said Sen. Kirkpatrick. “We know that there are a number of areas in the field that we could improve in, including, but not limited to, doctor and nurse shortages, insurance costs and rural hospital closures. We intend to use this taskforce’s work to help us dive deeper into potential legislation that could alleviate some of these issues. I look forward to working with the members of this committee to help make health care accessible for everyone.”

The 16-member task force will be chaired by Lt. Gov. Duncan and will hold three meetings – Thursday, September 5th; Wednesday, October 9th; and Tuesday, November 5th – in room 450 in the State Capitol. Members of the task force will “evaluate: 1) price transparency and other free market solutions and 2) data and technology utilization and 3) employer innovation.”

Click here to watch the meetings on a live or archived basis.

Sen. Kirkpatrick is the chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee. She represents the 32nd Senate District, which includes portions of East Cobb and Sandy Springs. She may be reached at 404.656.3932 or kay.kirkpatrick@senate.ga.gov.