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Q&A: US Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff wants health reform sooner rather than later

Michael Goldberg | Apr 13, 2020 | Colorado

It seems that a realignment is underway in Colorado, the product of which might be Andrew Romanoff. The youngest Speaker in the history of Colorado's House of Representatives, Mr. Romanoff is running a progressive campaign for the United States Senate, seeking to build off of his local legislative experience. During...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Candice Pierucci on the mental health crisis afflicting Utah's youth

Michael Goldberg | Mar 3, 2020 | Utah

Rep. Candice Pierucci of District 52 was selected by Salt Lake County Republican delegates in October to fill the seat previously held by Rep. John Knotwell. She was then formally appointed by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. At 27, she is youngest legislator in the state. Her status as the youngest...[ Read More ]

Q&A with Cheryl Vasconcellos, Executive Director of Hana Health

Madeline Shannon | Mar 3, 2020 | Hawaii

Cheryl Vasconcellos is the executive director of Hana Health, a health clinic in one of the most rural communities in Hawaii. Vasconcellos spoke with State of Reform Tuesday about how House Bill 668 would impact patients and employees of Hana Health. The bill is an effort to push back against...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Dr. Paul Sherman, Chief Medical Officer at CHPW

Emily Boerger | Feb 24, 2020 | Washington

Dr. Paul Sherman is the Chief Medical Officer at Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), the only not-for-profit Medicaid managed care plan in the state. In his role, Sherman is charged with providing direction and oversight over CHPW’s work to deliver accessible managed care services across Washington communities.  We recently...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Marsha Judkins on health, housing, and drug transparency

Michael Goldberg | Feb 19, 2020 | Utah

Rep. Marsha Judkins was elected in 2018 to represent District 61 in the Utah House of Representatives. Her committee assignments include Health & Human Services, Social Services Appropriations, and Transportation.  Three weeks into session, I spoke with Rep. Judkins about efforts to bridge the gap between health policy and housing...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Bahney Dedolph, deputy director of the Arizona Council of Human Service Providers, discusses mental health in Arizona

Monte Whaley | Jan 29, 2020 | Arizona

Dedolph joined the Arizona Council of Human Service Providers staff in January 2013 as the policy analyst and is currently the deputy director. Having read the biography of Jane Addams at a very young age, Dedolph dedicated her life to being a social worker and walking in the footsteps of...[ Read More ]

A conversation with Lauren Crawford Shaver on the opposition to Medicare for All

Emily Boerger | Jan 28, 2020

Single-payer, Medicare for All, and public option proposals have become staples in the national conversation surrounding health care reform. What were once considered fringe, far-left proposals are now central to the health care debate among Democratic presidential candidates.  As these reforms have pushed into the mainstream, organized opposition has coalesced...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Geran Tarr talks about health care policy in Alaska, systems level thinking, and preventive care.

Michael Goldberg | Nov 26, 2019 | Alaska

As a member of the House Health and Social Services Committee, Rep. Geran Tarr has been a strong voice for preventive care and the expansion of coverage. With the legislative session fast approaching, I caught up with Rep. Tarr to ask about how she plans to approach health legislation in...[ Read More ]

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