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Tag Archives: health care

Rep. Frank Pratt’s legacy

There are numerous examples of why Rep. Pratt’s service positively impacted the lives of so many. While he will receive praise from many throughout the state, Rep. Pratt would be more satisfied with knowing he had made a real difference for hundreds of thousands of Arizonans who may never know his name.

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Consider a professional association, not a union

While we as professional associations don’t always agree on legislative policy, we did agree the recent initiative by the Service Employees International Union was bad for the health and health care of Arizonans and would hurt health care workers. My intention is that insight helps enlighten health care professionals and the public for alternatives to out-of-state unions and their influence on Arizona legislation and health care policy.

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We’ve waited long enough for rural broadband

Despite nearly $2 trillion in private investment from internet service providers over the past 25 years, too many rural communities still lack access. In short, building in rural areas is costly and takes time. That is why we need to prioritize utilizing limited federal dollars to target unconnected communities with all available technologies.

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Judge voids prisoner health care settlement (access required)

A U.S. district court judge has voided a six-year-old prison health care class action settlement and ordered a trial after the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry and its health care contractors consistently failed to hold up their end of the agreement.

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To fix health care, build on what’s working

When it comes to health care, most Americans want essentially the same thing – lower costs, better quality, and improved access for those who need it most. While it suffered from some bumps in the road during its implementation and rollout, the Affordable Care Act has done a decent job at expanding coverage to an additional 20 million Americans who did not previously have access to care while protecting patients with pre-existing conditions.

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