HELP Copays Act will assist patients
The HELP Copays Act nationally provides relief that patients need to better manage their disease and avoid falling into financial despair.
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.
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.
Independent healthcare providers believe health plans should pay their bills
It is not controversial to ask companies to pay their bills on time, talk to their partners when there is a dispute and provide a reason if they are not going to pay their bills. This is what HB2290 asks the commercial health insurers to do.
Stop hurting the healers
We must honor the empathy of healthcare workers, the years they have spent in training, and the attention to detail they demonstrate. While these humans toil toward healthy outcomes for their patients, they are punched, kicked, grabbed, verbally assaulted, and routinely subjected to other violent behavior.
As more LGBTQ+ people face eating disorders, providers work to create appropriate care
With research showing that LGBTQ+ individuals have a higher risk of developing eating disorders, more care providers are creating specialized treatment to address these disparities and ensure people get the care they need.
Appeals court ruling allows patients to sue drug companies
In a major victory for patients, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Thursday they can sue prescription drug companies for consumer fraud.
Report: Arizona patients consumed 10 tons of medical marijuana in 2014
Arizona’s more than 63,000 medical marijuana patients ate, drank or smoked more than 10 tons of the drug last year.
That’s the equivalent of about seven Volkswagen Beetles, more than 2,300 gallons of milk - or, if you prefer, in excess of 40,000 eight-ounce bags of Cheetos.
Vets flood American Legion seeking help with care
Vietnam veteran Gene Stoesser has been waiting nearly two months for an appointment with a Veterans Affairs doctor to schedule his heart surgery.