Leader Rodgers Opening Statement on Social Determinants and Health Data
Washington, D.C. — Republican Leader for the House Energy and Commerce Committee Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered the following remarks today during a Health Subcommittee hearing.
Excerpts and highlights from her prepared remarks:
THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A BETTER LIFE
“Social and economic conditions have a powerful influence on our health and well-being.
“Dependable transportation, job security, and access to healthy foods are all factors that make a difference in the prevention and management of many conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
“Today, 9.3 million Americans are currently on the sidelines and out of work.
“Unemployed individuals are more likely to suffer...