Arizona’s Opioid Epidemic

Of all the provisions being talked about in the new Senate health care bill, the one that could dramatically affect our state is tied to funding to battle the opioid epidemic.  790 Arizonans died from opioid overdoses last year and Governor Doug Ducey recently declared opioid abuse a public health emergency. Proposed cuts to Medicaid in the new health bill could be devastating to the … Continue reading Arizona’s Opioid Epidemic

The Secret is Out!

The Senate’s long-awaited health plan draft is out and it includes, among other things, big reductions to Medicaid, elimination of the individual mandate, tax credits to help people buy insurance, and tax breaks for some Americans. From TheHill.com: The 142-page draft measure would fundamentally alter parts of President Obama’s signature healthcare law.    It would make deep cuts to Medicaid, including a gradual rollback of … Continue reading The Secret is Out!

Keep it Like a Secret

The secrecy surrounding the latest version of our nation’s health care legislation could end as soon as tomorrow. That’s when the Senate is expected to unveil details of its plan aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). From CNBC.com: U.S. Senate Republicans plan to unveil the text of their draft health-care bill on Thursday as senators struggle over issues such as the future of … Continue reading Keep it Like a Secret

Happy, Healthy Father’s Day

Father’s Day is this weekend and if you’re still looking for a last minute gift – here’s a thought. How about encouraging the man in your life to visit the doctor for a health check-up. From PublicNewsService.org: Men are far less likely to see their doctors than women, and in general are less aware of medical symptoms. According to the CDC, women between 18 and … Continue reading Happy, Healthy Father’s Day