Rather than respond to Henry Grosjean’s commentary (Brewer was right to veto health insurance bill, 5/27) in-kind with an ad hominem attack on his intelligence, I will respond to his claims and why the governor’s veto of SB1593 was a mistake that will have adverse consequences for the 1.3 million Arizonans with no insurance today, and for the thousands of small businesses being crushed under the weight of ever-increasing premiums.Read More »
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I suspected Gov. Jan Brewer would veto SB1593 and applaud her for doing so.
This bill was yet another example of a misguided Legislature embracing a feel-good piece of legislation that was promoted by health insurance reform advocates, such as Dr. Eric Novack.
Gov. Jan Brewer's office says recent public comments received about a health insurance bill that she vetoed Thursday ran more than 2-to-1 against the measure.Read More »
Brewer vetoes interstate compact bill on health, measure allowing purchase of out-of-state insurance
Arguing that it upsets the separation of powers set up in the state constitution, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a proposal that would have directed her to enter into a compact with another state to ensure residents aren’t coerced into buying health insurance.Read More »
Individuals and employers in Arizona would be able to buy health insurance policies across state lines under legislation that would excuse out-of-state insurers and possibly in-state ones from Arizona's coverage mandates.Read More »
Life or death consequences for dozens of Arizonans are butting up against the state's budget woes as legislators debate the elimination last fall of Medicaid coverage for some transplants — even as they consider additional health care cuts.Read More »
Arizona's Medicaid program plans to reduce its payment rates to hospitals, doctors and other health care providers by 5 percent but not until April 1.Read More »
Arizona has the chance to shape our health care as we make decisions and plans to implement federal health care reform. As a state, we face a great deal of work, but also immense new opportunities, and it’s time for the Arizona Legislature to roll up its sleeves.Read More »
Voters on Nov. 2 will decide whether to write state-guaranteed protections for health care into the Arizona Constitution.Read More »
Arizona is among 45 states getting federal money to take a scrutinize health insurance premiums.Read More »