Senate Health and Human Services Committee

May 15, 2020

Masks become symbol of person’s politics, virtue

The Senate served as a microcosm of the nation, where wearing a mask — or not wearing one — has become a political symbol for many.

Feb 13, 2019

Bill to strengthen regulation of care facilities gets initial approval

The Senate took the first legislative step toward better protecting some of the state’s vulnerable adults today.

Apr 23, 2014

Not seeing eye to eye: Optometrists, ophthalmologists battle over prescriptions

Optometrists want the ability to prescribe steroids, hydrocodone pain killers and other potentially dangerous drugs, but lawmakers say a bill allowing them to do so is circumventing the legislative process and would put the public at risk.

Big decision looms for Ariz. governor on exchange
Nov 27, 2012

Dems hoping Brewer will reach out on health care issues

If Gov. Jan Brewer pushes for a state-run health insurance exchange or Medicaid expansion next session, there is little doubt that she’ll need more than just Republican votes.