House Representative

Lucio III, Eddie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 08/16/2012

MEDIA ADVISORY REP. LUCIO TO ATTEND MEETING WITH LOCAL DOCTORS

WHAT: Rep. Eddie Lucio III, along with other members of the delegation will meet with local doctors who have been affected by the reimbursement rate cuts for patients eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid

WHEN: Monday April 16th, 2012 at 7pm

WHERE: Brownsville Historical Museum, 614 E. Madison, Brownsville

WHO: Rep. Eddie Lucio III, Rep. Rene Oliveira, Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., various local doctors and advocates

INTERVIEWS: To schedule an interview before or after the event, please contact Charlie Leal at charlie.leal@house.state.tx.us

"I am encouraged to see our local health professionals organizing against the cuts being implemented", said Rep. Lucio. "When these issues came up on the House floor, I spoke out against it and voted against all cuts. The Rio Grande Valley is already a medically underserved area. These new cuts, coupled with the newly implemented managed care system, will likely usher in a critical access to care issue in South Texas."