Earlier today I was honored to receive the 2014 National Distinguished Advocacy Award from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The Distinguished Advocacy Award is the highest advocacy honor given to state and federal lawmakers who are leaders in the fight against cancer. My oral chemotherapy parity bill and other important healthcare legislation over the past four years were the basis for the award.
The oral chemotherapy parity bill I introduced last session, which received bipartisan support and was signed into law by Governor Brewer, was the particular piece of legislation ACS CAN highlighted. Beginning January 1, 2016, insurance companies will not be allowed to charge different amounts for patients who chose oral treatment in place of injections or intravenous treatments.
I am truly humbled to be recognized by the ACS CAN. And I owe my colleagues and Governor Brewer a huge thank you for doing the right thing to stand up and represent all cancer patients. Oral chemotherapy parity will give patients more access, more affordability, and more choice in their treatments as they face the battle of their lives.
Congratulations to State Representative Matt Lori (R-MI), U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Representative Spencer Bachus (R-AL) for also being recognized for their efforts to help cancer patients, survivors, and their families.
Rep. Heather Carter
Thank you so much for your help and support. As you know by now, our campaign was once again overwhelmingly successful in Tuesday’s Republican Primary. We focused on the issues and rose above some of the negative campaigning that entered our race.
No Democrats or other third-party candidates are running for these seats, so this Primary Election was the decision-maker for our district’s representatives.
I am honored to once again represent you in the Arizona House. You have my commitment to continue to focus on the issues that matter to you like job creation, improving education, strengthening public safety and providing world-class healthcare right in our own backyard.
I am extremely appreciative to everyone who helped during the campaign. I couldn’t have done this without your help! Let’s make the next two years all about moving our district, and Arizona, forward.
Rep. Heather Carter
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The last four years, we made our state government more transparent and accountable, balanced the budget and have a more watchful eye than ever towards the future – ensuring we don’t make the same mistakes of the past.
We have made great progress in the Arizona comeback and people have taken notice. Below is a partial list of people and organizations who have endorsed my reelection campaign. Please visit my click here for a complete list of endorsements.