The untold story behind medical marijuana’s success
Despite all the coverage of “medical” marijuana in Arizona, the news media’s own role in promoting this law has gone unreported. Yet it’s an important story.
Brewer and Campbell would give up local control of Arizona health care
Gov. Jan Brewer’s federal government expansion plan, spearheaded by Sen. John McComish’s amendment to SB1492, denies our ability to decide what health care we want to provide our citizens and how much to pay.
In voting for Medicaid, senators were just doing their job
It was heartening to see The Arizona Republic editorial board endorse the Arizona Senate’s action to support Governor Jan Brewer’s Medicaid proposal as “courageous.” While it is always nice to get accolades in politics, I must admit it was not an act of courage, but simply what we were elected to do.
Clean energy means more jobs, not less
The Arizona Republican Party recently issued a press release stating that I want to “eliminate 1,000 coal jobs” on Navajo land. That statement is so far removed from reality that it warrants a direct response.
Hospital lobby fears they might not get Medicaid subsidies
Hospitals across the nation are threatening that unless state lawmakers implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s — Obamacare — Medicaid expansion, the law’s new taxes and spending cuts will lead to layoffs and closures.
An honest discussion is needed on Medicaid expansion
Far from a “relatively minor expansion” of 57,000 Arizonans, Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposal could add as many as 450,000 people to AHCCCS. In addition to the expansion population, we will be adding those formerly eligible people who were frozen out in 2010.
Gov. Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan is sound fiscal management
Gov. Jan Brewer has set as a top priority that the state expand Medicaid to become eligible for a nine-to-one federal match instead of the current two-to-one match.
Medicaid plan will bring affordable health care to the uninsured
Our state faces compelling choices for deciding our future. Resolving the current legislative stalemate over Medicaid will determine whether hundreds of thousands will qualify for health coverage and our state budget can begin to return to an effective level.
New school bus law improves safety for all who ride
Every day, parents and guardians in Arizona entrust the vulnerable members of their families to the drivers, operators and supervisors of school buses.
Medicaid expansion could help end unnecessary mental health suffering
It’s no secret. Millions of Americans struggle with mental health issues. They’re ordinary people who make extraordinary contributions, each in their own, unique way.
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