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(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement on the appointment of Scott Armstrong to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). Armstrong is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Group Health Cooperative.

“I am very glad that Scott Armstrong has been appointed to MedPAC. He has been an innovative leader at Group Health Cooperative, and I am confident that he will bring a strong Washington state perspective to federal Medicare policy.

“Washington state is a national leader in health care system innovation and at MedPAC Scott will be in a position to share the success stories of Washington state, including Group Health’s coordinated care model that developed under his leadership.

“We also need to make sure that Medicare reimbursement rates reward providers for continuing to treat patients efficiently and well. This is especially important as we ensure health insurance reform works for seniors and doctors. And I believe that Scott’s background, experience, and expertise will help make that a reality.”