Two Thumbs Down

A new week brings us new numbers on the ever-contentious issue of health care legislation. A Quinnipiac national poll revealed that American voters disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling health care….in a big way. From TheHill.com: More than half of Republicans in a Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday do not approve of the way their party has handled healthcare in Congress. Sixty percent … Continue reading Two Thumbs Down

The “NO” Heard Round the World

Interesting story in today’s Washington Post titled, “The Health 202: Here’s why John McCain voted ‘no’ on health care.” The article started with this: John McCain’s surprise, middle-of-the-night thumb down that sunk his party’s Obamacare repeal bill last week made for perfect political showbiz. But signals the Arizona Republican would be the final GOP defector were there all along. After all, McCain’s a mostly free spirit from … Continue reading The “NO” Heard Round the World

Happy Hour

Older adults who enjoy a glass of beer or wine several nights a week, may be more likely to grow old without dementia or other cognitive impairments. That comes from a new study just released by the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. From MedicalNewsToday.com: A new study led by scientists from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine in La Jolla has … Continue reading Happy Hour

Hot Car Tragedies

With temperatures, in many parts of Arizona, still in the triple digits….there is a lot of attention on two recent hot-car deaths in our state. Those tragedies have heightened concerns and led to calls for enhanced safety measures. From AzCentral.com: The deaths of 7-month-old Zane Endress and 1-year-old Josiah Riggins — two Arizona children lost within a day of each other after being left in hot cars — have sparked public … Continue reading Hot Car Tragedies

Arizona is Ground Zero

Premiums are high, the number of available plans is low and our Governor believes Arizona is ground zero in the ongoing fight over health care. Governor Doug Ducey met with the Trump administration and fellow governors yesterday to discuss what happens next. From AzCentral.com: On Monday, the governor tweeted about the gathering. “The problems with Obamacare and the damage it’s inflicting on health care insurance markets, … Continue reading Arizona is Ground Zero

Move On….or Not!

President Donald Trump chided Senate Republicans over the weekend to keep working on new health care legislation. The President tweeted – “Don’t give up Republican Senators, the World is watching: Repeal & Replace….” However, a new poll just released by Reuters/Ipsos shows most Americans believe it is time to move on. A majority of Americans are ready to move on from healthcare reform at this … Continue reading Move On….or Not!

Marching to His Own Beat

Arizona Senator John McCain is known as a political maverick who has never been interested in doing what others think he should do. Last night’s health care vote was a perfect example of that. Senator McCain turned his thumb down and voted no on the ‘skinny repeal’ bill….a pared-down last ditch effort by Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to … Continue reading Marching to His Own Beat