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KidsCare is an important health resource for Arizona families

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In my five decades of providing medical care to Arizona children, I have realized that Medicaid (AHCCCS) and KidsCare (Arizona’s version of a Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP) are critical for low-income families. KidsCare has been frozen since 2010, and the Legislature now has the opportunity to include lifting the freeze in their budget negotiations, while the federal government picks up the tab.

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Do not ‘fix’ SB1324. Repeal it.

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Three weeks ago, the Arizona Legislature, heeding a call to “protect women’s health,” passed SB1324. This bill mandated that doctors adhere to an outdated medication protocol when administering drugs for a medication-induced abortion. Ignoring medical studies, scientific evidence, and the standard of care, our legislators said that in this case physicians had to follow the FDA precisely, as well as what was written on a drug label printed in 2000.

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Following the money

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Government spending transparency websites give citizens and government officials the ability to monitor many aspects of state spending in order to save taxpayers money, realize more efficient government administration, enjoy more competitive bidding for public projects, and spend less staff time on information requests.

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Congress must pass the Employees Rights Act

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Arizona’s economic success in recent years can be attributed to our pro-business environment, fiscal conservatism and common sense approach to government regulation. But it is Arizona employees that make and keep businesses strong. Their skills and productivity are the foundation success is built upon.

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