prostate cancer, prescriptions,
May 18, 2023

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.

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.

healthcare, Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center, Arizona Community Specialists, healthcare costs, doctors
Mar 14, 2023

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.

healthcare workers, violence, hospitals, Dallas, Texas, Congress
Jan 18, 2023

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.

eating disorders, LGBTQ, Center for Discovery, Mesa, National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, LGBTQ+, anorexia nervosa
Jan 11, 2023

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.

Hayworth, prescription drugs, Congress
Jan 29, 2015

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.

Jan 15, 2015

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.

Jun 11, 2014

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.