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Sinema asked to help reform U.S. health care system

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will join state lawmakers from across the United States in the coming months to help President Obama reshape the nation’s health care policy and reform a system that politicians from both parties say is broken.

The Phoenix Democrat announced June 10 that she is one of 32 lawmakers selected – the only one from Arizona.

“I’m so grateful and honored for this amazing opportunity to truly reform our nation’s health care,” Sinema stated in a press release. “Our health care system is broken and families and businesses are being crushed by high health care costs. The American people, including right here in Arizona, deserve better.”

Sinema and the other state lawmakers were asked to help Obama implement reform measures before the end of the year in an effort to reduce the cost of health care, protect patients’ rights and ensure universal access to care.

The 32 lawmakers are expected to hold weekly conference calls with the White House until reform measures are implemented.

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