Two more noteworthy bills were discussed, and ultimately passed, in the Arizona House Appropriations Committee meeting last week.     House Bill (HB) 2083, introduced by Reps. Joanne Osborne (R – Goodyear), Jennifer Jermaine (D – Chandler), and Jennifer Pawlik (D – Chandler), would require the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) to cover … Read more

Over 400 rural health providers are set to receive  more than $118 million in funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) following a joint announcement by Sen. Ron Wyden (D) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D).      The ARPA funding is part of a $7.5 billion allotment from the U.S. Health Resources and Services … Read more

Representative Kelli Butler has served Arizona’s 28th Legislative District — encompassing Paradise Valley and much of North Central Phoenix — since 2016. Butler serves on the House Health and Human Services Committee. In this Q&A, Butler discusses the health care conversations she looks forward to having in the upcoming legislative session, as well as various … Read more