Arrington hosts roundtable discussions to hear from his constitu

Arrington hosts roundtable discussions to hear from his constituents

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Congressman Jodey Arrington spent some time in Lubbock during the congressional break hosting roundtables to hear from stakeholders and constituents.

Arrington visited Covenant, University Medical Center and rural hospitals to discuss Obamacare and the Republican efforts to repeal and replace the ACA.

"There's not going to be any perfect reform legislation, there never has been," Arrington said. "But if we can get it to where on balance it moves us in the right direction and it gets us on down the road from government controlled healthcare to patient-centered care and where we have true competition for our healthcare business where we're truly not just patients but we're consumers, I think that's going to drive the cost down ultimately but it's going to take time but we've got to get it right and the only way to do that is to listen."

Arrington also met with various groups in the area and said these roundtables are something he finds great value in. 

"This is so good," Arrington said. "Not just for the information to do the job of representing the district - it's invigorating to me as a person. It does something to my soul to be back in West Texas."

Arrington said roundtables give him the opportunity to hear from those who agree and disagree with him. He said they can be a chance for honest discussion, something he said isn't always available in Town Hall style meetings. 

Arrington will continue his roundtables Thursday and Friday of this week. 

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