Earlier this month, Senator Rodriguez participated in the 7th Annual Ambassador and Consuls General Tour of the Philippines. In addition to the tour, Senator Rodriguez visited with patients from Guam in St. Luke's Medical Center and The Medical City. The senator also met with medical specialits and hospital administrators to begin communication for future collaborations and visits to Guam.
"Though it was under unfortunate circumstances, it was a pleasure to meet with patients from Guam who were in the Philippines receiving treatment. I was able to listen to their concerns and bring them a little piece of home, as many of them have been there for extended periods of time. The visit was a reminder of all the work that needs to be done to improve our local healthcare system and I stand committed to doing just that," stated Senator Rodriguez.
Senator Rodriguez with Guam patient at St. Luke's Global City
Senator Rodriguez with doctors and administrators from St. Luke's Global City
Senator Rodriguez with Dr. Vista, Diplomate in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
Senator Rodriguez with doctors and administrators of The Medical City
Last night, Senator Rodriguez attended and participated in a forum on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act hosted by the Guam Medical Association. The forum was attended by different stakeholders in the medical community, including insurance providers and other government leaders. Senator Rodriguez stated, "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect Guam in many ways and I commend the Guam Medical Association for hosting this forum. I thank them for inviting me to this informative event that will benefit our island and help us comply with and utilize Obamacare to the best of our ability."
Sen. Rodriguez, Chairman of the Committee on Health, issued a press release on the Affordable Care Act and opposition to the loopholes. For the text of the press release, read more.