March 22, 2014 · Leave a Comment
(Phoenix, State Capitol)—In addition to continuing rising costs of health care, another concern for patients in Arizona is the wildly different costs of the same procedure, depending on where you go for the procedure. Now, a new law is calling attention to these varying costs. Read more »
October 24, 2013 · Leave a Comment
Every election season candidates must gather petition signatures to qualify for the ballot – hundreds of them are required. And in case an opponent challenges them, candidates try to collect a few hundred more signatures to ensure they are all valid.
Now it is easier to support candidates running for office by signing their petitions. You can sign them securely online.
Check it out and while you’re at it, if you reside within Legislative District 15, please sign mine.
Click here to find the link. Thank you for your support!
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November 26, 2013 · Leave a Comment
April 13, 2014 · Leave a Comment
Common Core standards are being implemented in Arizona. In Arizona, they are called Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards. And yes, Parents, educators and Legislators ARE concerned.
Are the CC standards internationally benchmarked? Who is behind the CC? Why did the only educators on the 30 member Validation Committee refuse to sign off on the CC standards? Get up to speed – Watch the recently released documentary, “Building the Machine”. Read more »
April 13, 2014 · 1 Comment
I can describe in one word why HB 2284 – the Women’s Health Protection Act – is needed in Arizona: Gosnell.
In case you do not recall, police found shocking evidence of inhuman activities going on behind the scenes in that Pennsylvania house of horrors including infanticide, incredibly disturbing health hazards such as prolific blood spatters, baby body parts in jars in refrigerators & cat urine stench. The Gosnell trial also revealed that minors and untrained and unlicensed staffers had been assisting in the abortions. All of this went on for decades due to a lack of oversight - including inspections.
In Arizona, abortion clinics are the only health care institutions exempt from unannounced health inspections. But do we have reason to believe there are problems? YES – absolutely yes. Here are two: Read more »
October 24, 2013 · 3 Comments
As a patient you ASSUME your doctor was properly vetted before he began practicing medicine in Arizona and treating your family. That may not be the case. A recently released 192 page Ombudsman investigative report substantiated that the AMB’s Executive Director Lisa Wynn and Deputy Director Amanda Diehl knowingly disregarded 28 licensing rules and statutes resulting in 2,041 physicians’ licenses granted in Arizona over an 18 month period without proper vetting of their credentials – and thousands more renewing their licenses. Credentials like physicians’ medical education, hospital employment, if they had any disciplinary actions pending and more.
You can thank the whistleblowers. Read more »