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June 22, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Thursday, June 25th, 2015
5:30PM to 7:00PM
At the Peter Paulsen Residence
34 Biltmore Estates
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
Hors d’oeuvres and Beverages Served / Casual Attire
$150 minimum suggested donation
Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 to:
Teresa Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 623-498-7999
What does Anna Brennan stand for? Check out BrennanforMayor2015.com.
October 4, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Medicaid Expansion is Proving to be a Bad Deal for States – This ‘free money’ will blow holes in states’ 2017 budgets.
Reality Check! 2014 Health Insurance Enrollment- Increase due almost entirely to Medicaid Expansion! View the chart.
HMOs are in; choice is out – Get ready – Health plans are changing again! But your physician may be left out of narrower networks. Oh, and premiums will be higher, too.
Medicare premium spike has its roots in another Obamacare failure – the states will be hooked for more costs, too, for seniors eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.
If you can’t use a hatchet, opt for a scalpel: reformations to AHCCCS – Like welfare reform in the ’90’s, Gov. Ducey’s plan can turn Medicaid Expansion into a catalyst for self-sufficiency.
This new lawsuit against Obamacare has legs – BIG (but under-reported) news! Courts ruled Congress has standing to protect the power of the purse from the President’s unauthorized spending to shore up insurance companies. Read more »
October 3, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Arizona’s laws are strangling our homegrown wineries. Here’s why I’m sponsoring legislation in 2016 to set the grapes free:
Currently, a “small” winery located in-state or out-of-state that produces
less than 8,412 cases (20,000 gallons) of wine per year may ship an
unlimited amount of wine directly to Arizona consumers.
But…there are at least 1,000 wineries in the U.S. that have successfully
grown their business beyond 20,000 gallons, including some in Arizona.
However, the only way wine lovers in Arizona can purchase wines from these medium-to-large
wineries is to actually visit the winery first! And then they are limited to
receive only 2 cases of wine from that winery each year. These 1,000
wineries produce more than 90% of the wine in the U.S.
These are unconstitutional restrictions according to the Arizona Free Enterprise Club. See “Uncorking Consumer Choice: A case for direct wine sales”.
For nearly 10 years, wine shipments have been made directly to Arizona
consumers from hundreds of out-of-state small wineries. But it’s time to give real
choice to Arizona consumers. Forty-two states and the District of Columbia
(soon to be 43 states) allow some winery-direct shipments; only Arkansas,
Rhode Island and Arizona require the consumer to visit the winery first,
and only four states have a “production cap,” including Arizona.
October 5, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Rep. Rick Gray facilitated an effort in which 26 members of the Arizona Legislature expressed opposition to the Iranian regime and its appalling rise in executions and other horrific human rights violations. The following letter was presented at a New York protest recently. Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Howard Dean, John Bolton, many of our Generals and other military officers were in attendance – as well as many others. Read more »
October 4, 2015 · Leave a Comment
What are you doing for breakfast next Tuesday, October 13th? Join the HEALTH CARE discussion at Alexi’s Grill (3550 N. Central Ave)! I will join Rep. Randall Friese and Greg Vigdor, Pres/CEO of the Arizona Health Care and Hospital Association on the panel for this special ‘Morning Scoop’.
If you plan to attend, reserve your spot pronto. The full buffet breakfast is free, but seating is limited.
Here’s the ‘scoop': Read more »