By The Leader Staff
Rep. TJ Cox
Rep. TJ Cox

This week the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services granted California several key waivers under federal Section 1135 through the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. 

Kings County Representative TJ Cox, and his colleagues, asked the federal government to provide states, especially California, more flexibility to provide the best, most timely care during the coronavirus emergency. 

 The waiver in question includes these provisions: 

"Our chances of getting through this crisis hinge on whether quality health care is available as quickly as possible to everyone in the Central Valley in order to meet the demands of this emergency," said Cox. "We need to give the states regulatory relief so that they can effectively care for their most vulnerable citizens."