Senator Tom Carper pays a visit to Georgetown medical center

GEORGETOWN, Del. – Delaware Senator Tom Carper paid a visit to La Red Health Center in Georgetown Wednesday. He met with healthcare workers and members of the center’s board of directors.

A couple of workers were on hand for the meeting – and spoke about the challenges that La Red Health Center has faced. The health center’s board of directors also talked about the need for PPE and more federal funding with Sen. Carper.

The senator says that making sure to visit with smaller communities and making sure their needs are met is crucial. “We have a moral obligation to them – including with respect access to healthcare. We don’t have unlimited money. “We have a fiscal imperative to meet that moral obligation and to fiscally sustainable ways,” said Sen. Carper.

Sen. Carper says smaller medical centers are a great way to give people healthcare because of their ties to their communities. He also stressed the fact that there needs to be more investment in rural broadband to meet the needs of things like telehealth. The senator says he will continue to advocate for additional aid to healthcare in rural communities.

 

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