Aug 23, 2023

Medicare Advantage makes health care accessible for seniors

Harvard’s study confirms the importance of Medicare Advantage for our most vulnerable populations. It is imperative that our elected officials and policymakers in our nation’s capital understand how Medicare Advantage is helping narrow health equity gaps and continue to strengthen and expand the Medicare Advantage program.

Aug 17, 2023

Presidential shenanigans nothing new to nation

All is fair in love, war and politics. But, despite the overwhelming historical ignorance of the modern media, this is not new territory. 

Hamadeh, court, Mayes
Aug 16, 2023

Evicted: How our American Dream became an Arizona nightmare

For my wife and me, this isn’t about the money. It’s about principle. We want our home back. More than anything, we want Arizona to stop allowing this abuse of power under which so many are being taken advantage of.  

energy bills, record heat, LIHEAP Arizona, Phoenix,
Aug 14, 2023

Clean energy, Arizonans’ resilience are keys to a better future

Resilience means adapting to changes and setbacks. I know the people of Arizona as resilient people. We’re going to work, caring for our families, and doing what we can to get by in this record-breaking heat. We also need to be looking ahead to how we can build a better future for the next generation, and that means making the transition to clean energy as quickly, thoroughly, and equitably as w[...]

caregivers, direct care workers
Aug 11, 2023

Arizona needs 190K direct care workers in next seven years

By 2030, Arizona will need more than 190,000 new direct care workers. Those results, from a 2021 survey from the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI), concluded that, without intervention, the caregiver crisis will worsen.

Credit Card Competition Act, credit cards, small businesses
Aug 11, 2023

Credit Card Competition Act good for small businesses and underserved communities 

A recent op-ed raised concerns about the Credit Card Competition Act, but the truth is this bill will have a positive impact on small businesses and provide an economic boost for underserved communities by lowering the costs of goods and services.

contraception, birth control
Aug 11, 2023

Protecting access to contraception – a bipartisan issue 

The right to contraception is a longstanding freedom that has allowed Americans to make our own decisions about our health. However, this right is currently under threat, from Supreme Court Justice Thomas, and state legislators across America. It’s time to codify the right to contraception in law.  

Afghanistan, Arizona State University, Kabul
Aug 10, 2023

We must grant certainty to our Afghan neighbors 

As we approach the second anniversary of the Taliban takeover of Kabul and the 2021 U.S. military evacuation, let us take a moment to reflect on Arizona's remarkable response to this humanitarian crisis. After the chaotic situation in Afghanistan, Arizona stood as a shining example of compassion and solidarity, resettling over 2,000 Afghans within its borders.  

health care, De Los Santos, House, health insurance
Aug 10, 2023

Limit insurer profits to improve health care 

Where is all our health care spending going if we’re not getting the best health care outcomes, despite spending the most on health care of any nation on Earth? A sizable chunk is going into the coffers of America’s private health insurers.

Cancer Support Communities of Arizona, Bag it Cancer, Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
Aug 8, 2023

Coming together to fight cancer

We all know that cancer doesn’t come with a map. That is why patient groups like ours are here, to help manage and guide Arizonans going through difficult times in their lives. 

TEP, electric rates, Arizona Corporation Commission
Aug 7, 2023

TEP seeks rate hike despite company’s rising profits

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) is set for an Aug. 8 vote on Tucson Electric Power’s (TEP) latest rate hike request. This proposed 11.8% hike comes on the heels of the ACC’s decision to boost the monopoly utility’s “Purchased Power and Fuel Adjustor Clause,” which has already increased customer bills by more than $114 per year.

Televerde, justice, prison, wealthy, poor, Biden, Trump
Aug 4, 2023

A misused narrative: the real two-tiered justice system

There's been a disquieting narrative circulating in our political sphere. It's the claim that we live under a two-tiered justice system, but how it is framed isn’t accurate. This talking point, oft-repeated by Republican politicians and pundits, uses the perceived differences between the legal experiences of former President Donald Trump and the son of current President Joe Biden as evidence of [...]