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Kansas Lt. Governor to testify on challenges of implementing the Affordable Care Act at the state level

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF KANSAS GOVERNOR SAM BROWNBACK

Lt. Governor to testify on challenges of implementing the Affordable Care Act at the state level

TOPEKA – Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., tomorrow will testify on the challenges of implementing the Affordable Care Act at the state level.

Colyer, a practicing physician, will testify before the Joint Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs and Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. central (10 a.m. eastern) in the Rayburn House Office Building.

“There is no question that states will be affected by the implementation of the Affordable Care Act,” said Dr. Colyer. “The issues are profound and detrimental to our citizens. It is important that the concerns of state governments are heard and understood as we approach the federal implementation of the Affordable Care Act.”

The hearing will be live streamed at http://1.usa.gov/161feFv. Follow the Lt. Governor’s testimony on Twitter (@govsambrownback).

The full text of the Lt. Governor’s testimony may be found at https://governor.ks.gov/frontpagenews/2013/09/17/lt.-governor-to-testify-on-challenges-of-implementing-the-affordable-care-act-at-the-state-level

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