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Combating the rising cost of insulin

We’ve heard too many heartbreaking stories from friends and family members struggling to treat diabetes with the soaring cost of […]

Sine Die

The Arizona Legislature adjourned the 54th first regular session early Tuesday morning. It was one of the longer sessions in […]

Compromise attempt to get state budget deal falls short, holdout says

From Tuscon.com By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — A bid by House Speaker Rusty Bowers to break the […]

Inspiring change

Your medical records belong to you. It shouldn’t be a struggle to obtain them. Caitlin Secrist was diagnosed with a […]

Our View: How Arizona’s doctor shortage hits our wallets

From Phoenix Business Journal In this guest column, Arizona Sen. Heather Carter and Phoenix consultant Jim Rounds argue in favor […]

The Big Tobacco Lie

I began session introducing three bills designed to curtail the e-cigarette epidemic poisoning our kids and high school campuses across […]

Arizona Senate bill would combat doctor shortage and boost local economy

From Havasu News A study shows that Mohave County would see a significant positive economic impact if a state legislative […]

Commentary: New telehealth law expands options for rural Arizona

From Camp Verde Bugle Arizona has a new telemedicine law that should not only give rural Arizonans more ready access […]

Report shows S.B. 1354 would create ‘significant positive economic impact’ if passed

From Chamber Business News If passed, Senate Bill 1354, a bill to address health care worker shortages, would create a […]

Arizona’s doctor shortage harms health care, economy

From Arizona Capitol Times Arizona’s doctor shortage isn’t just hurting our health. It hits our wallets, too Anyone who has […]

If passed, Arizona Senate bill would combat physician shortage and boost Mohave County economy

From Kingman Daily Miner Mohave County has a severe physician shortage. Sixty-one percent of residents live in a federally designated […]

A way to fix the Arizona doctor, nurse shortages that hurt our economy

From Arizona Daily Star How bad is Arizona’s doctor shortage? Arizona is one of the fastest-growing states for overall population […]

Our View: New telehealth law expands options for rural Arizona

From Havasu News Arizona has a new telemedicine law that should not only give rural Arizonans more ready access to […]

Study: Expanding YRMC residency program could create more than 500 jobs

From Yuma Sun A new study released by the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association found that expanding Yuma Regional Medical […]

Study: Bill to combat physician shortage will drive Arizona’s economy

From AZ Big Media The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) commissioned a study to ascertain how the passage of a legislative […]

Economic-impact study promising for bill aimed at Arizona’s physician shortage

From State of Reform An economic-impact study by Rounds Consulting Group (RCG) found that Arizona and its rural areas “could realize significant […]

Arizona’s New Telemedicine Law Expands Coverage, Adds Platforms

From mHealth Intelligence Arizona legislators have enacted a new law that expands telehealth and telemedicine in the state and improves […]

Better protecting vulnerable patients

The Hacienda Healthcare story of a young woman sexually assaulted and impregnated by a staffer was a story every Arizonan […]

Arizona’s doctor shortage isn’t just hurting our health. It hits our wallets, too

From Arizona Republic Anyone who has been or will be a patient should be concerned about Arizona’s severe shortage of […]

Bill could create more spots for med students in Arizona

From KOLD News 13 TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) – It was a day Martin Cisneroz will never forget. When […]

National Public Health Week

As Vice-Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, I wanted to take a quick moment to recognize National […]

New Bill Would Send Yuma County Much Needed State Medical Funding

From KJZZ There is an ongoing physician shortage in this country — and it’s hitting rural areas especially hard. Arizona […]

Proposed Arizona bill would alleviate state’s physician shortage

From KGUN 9 Doctors are in high demand in Southern Arizona. A proposed bill moving through the state house could […]

Arizona Bill aims to combat severe physician shortage

From KVOA TUCSON – There is a severe physician shortage in the country and that is especially true in Arizona. […]

Why Arizona is facing a huge doctor shortage, and how a bill aims to fix that

From KGUN 9 TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona is facing a statewide primary care physician shortage, and the problem is expected […]

Bill aims to tackle AZ doctor shortage

From KOLD News 13 TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) – A bill moving through the legislature hopes to tackle the […]

Bill could create more spots for med students in Arizona

From KOLD 13 TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) – It was a day Martin Cisneroz will never forget. When he […]

$5 million bill passes to decrease physician shortage

From KYMA YUMA, Ariz. – Long wait times, few appointments, and having to leave the county for a doctor’s visit, are […]

Insurance coverage not keeping up with telemedicine

From The Daily Courier Dr. Bart Demaerschalk, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, says telemedicine can reduce costs […]

YRMC to ask state officials for funding

From Yuma Sun Yuma Regional Medical Center’s chief medical officer will ask the state Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday to funnel […]

ICYMI

In case you missed, it my bill SB1097 was featured in the Arizona Republic. SB1097 would allow AHCCCS patients to […]

Arizona lawmakers hope to close insurance-coverage gap in telemedicine

From Cronkite News PHOENIX – Virtual doctors visits connecting patients and physicians who are miles apart are increasing, but insurance […]

Bills to tackle Arizona doctor shortage wins key vote

From Havasu News Two bills aimed at addressing the state’s shortage of nurses and doctors have passed their first major […]

Bills to tackle AZ doctor, nurse shortages win Senate approval

From AZ Mirror Two bills aimed at addressing the state’s shortage of nurses and doctors have passed their first major […]

Happy 100th Anniversary Grand Canyon!

Today, I introduced Senate Resolution 1001 celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Grand Canyon National Park! It was an unbelievable honor […]

Reversing the trend

E-cigarette manufacturers slightly alter the chemical composition of their products to stay one-step ahead of regulators. It’s one of the […]

Community hospital supportive of SB 1089

From The Wickenburg Sun The future of medicine may increasingly mean that patients in rural areas won’t have to travel […]

Column: Nationwide doctor shortage shapes KRMC training strategies

From Kingman Daily Miner KRMC is the only rural hospital in Arizona to have an Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Here, […]

What I’m working on

Even though it seems the federal government can’t get much accomplished, in Arizona we continue to do the people’s work. […]