March 22, 2014
Now that health care providers must disclose their cash prices upon request, you can be a better consumer and compare as you pay your out of pocket costs - Read the press release:
Transparent Health Care Prices -
(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
Rand Comes Clean: Exchanges only enrolled 1.4 million previously uninsured - Yep. Read the real numbers.
Health Overhaul Delayed Further - ’til Oct. 2016 - that’s right before the election!
Another Part of ACA Delayed for a Year - How many more ‘delays’ will there be?
Full List of Obamacare Tax Hikes - Get ready…more of them come due in 2014.
Obamacare’s Looming Land Mine - Bankrupt patients will blame the providers, not the government who imposed the law.
Does Obamacare Discourage Marriage? – You bet. Obama: “Fundamentally changing” America one institution at a time.
The Administration that coordinated the Obamacare website will soon coordinate your health care, too. - How? Thru ACOs - liberals’ expression of faith [Read more]
June 24, 2013
Many members of the House & Senate argued eloquently against the Governor’s Obamacare Medicaid Expansion plan. Watch American Commitment’s video online here. The following are mine:
Like many of our constituents, today I am extremely disappointed and saddened that our state – the State of Arizona – is willingly imposing this key provision of Obamacare – expansion of government health care – upon its citizens. This after standing as an example to dozens of states that followed our lead in passing health care freedom initiatives guaranteeing citizens’ rights to health care freedom. [Read more]
January 21, 2013
Arizona jumps 9 spots from 2011 ranking in Americans United for Life’s “Life List”
August 28, 2012
“I have an 8-year old in third grade, and she’s doing great,” said an excited African-American mother whose child was a recipient of one of 2,666 education scholarships. “It’s miraculous the way she has changed.” It really wasn’t a miracle – it was opportunity.
When students in failing schools are given better options, guess what? They excel! Just last week, in fact, Brookings Institution researchers’ released a much-anticipated report proving the fact. The study tracked African-American kids in Albany, NY – chosen at random by lottery – from Kindergarten through college. The lucky kids chosen to receive education scholarships to attend a private school were 24% more likely to attend college than those who were not so fortunate. And at less than half the cost! They tracked 2,666 students out of 20,000. Read the study here.
Arizona, unlike New York, continues to expand students’ learning opportunities – especially for kids trapped in failing schools and other at-risk students.
But options alone are not enough! If we expect college-ready high school graduates, we must raise our standards beyond the requirement that students pass a minimum skills 10th grade aims test! Our 200 year old education model is leaving U.S. students in the dust – below the OECD average. Here’s how we’re changing that in Arizona: [Read more]
June 28, 2012
For “Obamacare Upheld-still bad law”, click here.
The solution to health care is not a trillion–dollar government takeover. The solution is to give consumers and healthcare providers more power, more control, and more choices.
Competition that drives efficiencies and effectiveness in other economic sectors can have the same effect in the health care system, if given the chance to work. [Read more]
July 15, 2011
Like everything else, your medical records are going viral.
To hasten the move from paper to electronic systems, the Federal Stimulus bill earmarked $23 billion in incentive payments to health care providers.
Payments are flowing to qualified health care providers - hoping paperless systems will bring cost efficiencies to the health care system and help doctors improve patient outcomes.
May 14, 2010
Read Breaking News summarizing the Legislative victories realized this session!
April 16, 2010
A better question might be, “What is a PERFORMING school”? Parents likely don’t know that a “PERFORMING” school falls within the bottom third for academic performance – especially since some schools proudly emblazon the label on their school building or marquee for all to see! [Read more]
February 14, 2010
Bio-ethics legislation will be the focus this Wednesday when Sen. Linda Gray and I will hear two groundbreaking bills in our respective Senate and House Committees banning human cloning in Arizona (HB 2652) and ensuring informed consent for human egg donation (HB 2651) .
Protecting human life and arming women with adequate information is critical as bioscience industries march full steam ahead without clear ethical guidance.
Tort Reform. The agenda also includes an important Tort Reform requiring the courts to raise the standard for expert testimony (HB 2492). The change will lower the rate of frivolous lawsuits by strengthening the integrity of true experts who testify in malpractice cases and keep non-expert witnesses out of the mix. [Read more]