debt ceiling, Biden, Kelly, Sinema
Jun 5, 2023

Senate passes 11th-hour debt ceiling bill, heading off threat of default

The U.S. Senate gave final approval to a bill to suspend the debt ceiling, just days before today’s “X-date” when Treasury officials said the government would run out of money and default on its debts.

Medicare, healthcare, seniors, Kelly
May 26, 2023

Senator Kelly shows leadership by fighting for seniors’ healthcare

Today, I am writing to express my thanks to U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly for his leadership and commitment to fighting for seniors’ healthcare.

Covid vaccine, vaccinations, older Americans
May 15, 2023

Health emergency ends – keep smart pandemic policies

The Covid Public Health Emergency declaration ended May 11. However, it is important to note that although the emergency had ended, Covid has not gone away.

Medicaid, health insurance, Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
May 15, 2023

Arizonans at risk of losing Medicaid have options

With the end of the federal public health emergency signaling a return to “normal,” millions of Americans – including an estimated 600,000 Arizonans – are at risk of losing their Medicaid health coverage.

nurses, Medicare Advantage,
Apr 10, 2023

AZ Nurses urge Biden to protect Medicare Advantage, reject cuts

The Arizona Nurses Association, as our state’s oldest and largest nursing organization, now feels compelled to speak out against a Biden administration proposal to cut billions of dollars from Medicare Advantage in the coming year.

Cook, House, health care, bills, legislation, House
Mar 24, 2023

Rural healthcare at risk if we don’t hold health plans accountable  

Commercial health insurance routinely downgrades and denies payment to healthcare providers, which means providers are left taking care of patients and not getting paid, which is not a good business model. That is why my bill, HB2290 currently up for consideration in the Senate, is important for hospitals, physicians and patients.

Hayworth, prescription drugs, Congress
Mar 9, 2023

Will Big Pharma fool Congress again?

Why do some Capitol Hill lawmakers continue to peddle Big Pharma’s predatory drug pricing agenda? Arizonans desperately need Congress to lead on this issue.

No Labels, political party, Democrats, Republicans, Fontes, Arizona Democratic Party
Mar 8, 2023

New ‘No Labels’ party qualifies to run candidates in 2024 

A new political party is set to field candidates in Arizona in next year’s elections and its name says something about its view of traditional party politics: the newcomer is called the No Labels Party. 

Biden, State of the Union, Grijalva, Stanton, Lesko, Gallego, Ciscomani, Washington, Medicare, Social Security, healthcare, jobs, inflation
Feb 8, 2023

Arizona lawmakers agree to disagree on Biden’s border, fentanyl plans

Arizona lawmakers agreed with President Joe Biden’s call in his State of the Union address Tuesday to secure American borders and fight fentanyl trafficking, but they disagreed on how to get there.

prescription drugs, Medicare, Congress, asthma, Biden Administration, penicillin, bronchodilators, inhaled steroids, seniors, Masters, Republicans
Nov 18, 2022

Dems took on big Pharma, voters like me noticed

Arizonans rejected the extremist agenda in the midterm election. With Big Pharma-aligned candidates on the ballot, my decision was a no-brainer, and clearly most Arizonans agree. I’m relieved that the 118th Congress will protect Medicare and prescription drug reforms that Arizonans like me rely on.

democracy, independent, vote, Schweikert, Masters, Lake, Finchem, Hamadeh, Biden, Trump, election, election fraud, Trump, antisemitism, racism, homophobia, election
Oct 24, 2022

Independents – your vote will change Arizona’s future

Two strong, diversely opposite parties are vying for your independent vote. Your decision will either help maintain our democracy, freedoms, and rights, or it is possible, this will be your last opportunity to have your vote count.

prescription drugs, Medicare, Congress, asthma, Biden Administration, penicillin, bronchodilators, inhaled steroids, seniors, Masters, Republicans
Nov 22, 2021

Dems’ agenda ignores needs of seniors

It's unfortunate that for Democrats, prescription drug reform isn't about making medicines more accessible. It's simply about financing ambitious progressive priorities – and sticking seniors with the bill.