MEDIA ADVISORY: THE CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS AND THE PUERTO RICO HEALTHCARE CRISIS COALITION TO HOST BRIEFING ON THE HEALTHCARE CHALLENGES FACING PUERTO RICO
WASHINGTON – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and the Puerto Rico Healthcare Crisis Coalition (PRHCC) invite members of the press to attend a briefing on the “Healthcare Challenges Facing Puerto Rico” on Tues., February 2nd at 3pm at the Cannon House Office Building Room 234.
The healthcare situation in Puerto Rico has continued to deteriorate with hospital closures looming due to lack of funds, extreme wait times for patients to receive life-saving care, and doctors continuing to leave for better opportunities stateside. Congress needs to take immediate action to address Puerto Rico’s healthcare inequities, which are a key component of the Island’s growing unsustainable fiscal and humanitarian crisis.
Briefing participants include Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi, PRHCC President Dennis Rivera, Executive Director for the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration Ricardo Rivera, Dr. Jose Laborde, MMM President Orlando Gonzalez, and IPA Association of Puerto Rico President Dr. Jose Joaquin Vargas.
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WHO: Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi
Puerto Rico Healthcare Crisis Coalition President Dennis Rivera
Dr. Jose Laborde
Puerto Rican Health Insurance Administration Executive Director Ricardo Rivera
MMM President Orlando Gonzalez
IPA Association of Puerto Rico President Dr. Jose Joaquin Vargas
WHAT: Briefing on the healthcare challenges facing Puerto Rico
WHERE: Cannon House Office Building Room 234
WHEN: Tues., February 2nd at 3pm
HOW: Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org