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Following veto of patient steering bill, California pharmacists express disappointment

| Oct 14, 2021 | California

Among the numerous bills vetoed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in his final decisions on 2021 legislation signings on Saturday, Senate Bill 524, authored by Sen. Nancy Skinner, was one of them. The “Choose Your Own Pharmacist” bill would have helped ensure that patients can use the pharmacy they prefer by...[ Read More ]

Texas Democratic legislators highlight key health care issues and priorities

| Oct 12, 2021 | Texas

After bravely battling a myriad of technical difficulties, Sen. Roland Gutierrez and Rep. Julie Johnson came together at the 2021 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference to answer attendee questions and discuss critical health care issues in Texas, as well as highlight some of their legislative priorities from...[ Read More ]

Texas Republican legislators discuss vaccines, Medicaid, and more

| Oct 12, 2021 | Texas

At the 2021 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Reps. Stephanie Klick, James Frank, and Jacey Jetton discussed their health policy priorities from the most recent legislative session and what they have been focusing on in the interim and during the special sessions. Below is an overview of...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber discusses health policy priorities for 2022

| Oct 8, 2021 | Washington

Representative Jacquelin Maycumber has served Washington’s 7th Legislative District —  which includes Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Stevens Counties, and parts of Okanogan and Spokane Counties — since 2017. Maycumber serves on the House Health Care and Wellness Committee. In this Q&A, Maycumber discusses health care initiatives she looks forward to...[ Read More ]

“It’s insane … how similar it is to being in a warzone:" Q&A with registered nurse Nikki May, BSN

| Oct 8, 2021 | Washington

Nikki May, BSN, is a registered nurse in the ICU at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington. In this conversation, May discusses her experiences as a nurse in a strained and understaffed ICU unit, and shares what she and her colleagues in the ICU want lawmakers to know.   ...[ Read More ]

Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association outlines victories in 2021 legislative report

| Oct 7, 2021 | Arizona

On Tuesday, the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) released its 2021 Legislative Report, which presents a high-level overview of bills in which AzHHA engaged in the last legislative session, particularly those related to AzHHA’s legislative priorities. In a written statement, AzHHA President and Chief Executive Officer Ann-Marie Alameddin said:...[ Read More ]

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