Cornyn Talks Healthcare In Tyler

United States Senator John Cornyn made a visit to East Texas Sunday to talk healthcare.

Cornyn met with a group of leaders from across the region during a roundtable discussion out at UT Healthcenter in Tyler.  The group had a chance to address topics such as access to healthcare and increasing medical costs with the Republican Senator.

Cornyn said state and local groups should work alongside the government to come up with solutuions to the growing problem.

"One of the things we talked about here today is trying to figure new and innovative ways to draw down more of the federal dollars that are there and waiting but are not currently being drawn down because of no state match and that's one of the things that I'm going to try and continue to work on."

Senator Cornyn serves on the Republican Task Force on Health Care costs and the uninsured.

Chris Gibson, reporting