I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! This month’s “5 Things We’re Watching” in Utah explores some of the teed-up legislation for Utah’s upcoming 2023 legislative session, insight from the Huntsman Mental Health Institute’s Mark Rapaport about mental stigma in Utah, and a county public health leader’s reflection on successful COVID response strategies. Thanks, as … Read more

Arizona legislators have prefiled another batch of health bills ahead of the 2022 session, concerning topics such as vaccination mandates and Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) covered services. Here are some more bills we’ll be watching ahead of the legislature’s reconvening on Jan. 10. House Bill (HB) 2029 HB 2029 was introduced on … Read more

I hope everyone had a wonderful, safe holiday break! In light of the rising concern surrounding the Omicron variant, we hope you are staying safe and making informed decisions about your health. The last Arizona “5 Things” newsletter of 2021 features an update on prefiled health bills (the 2022 legislative session starts on Jan. 10), … Read more

Several more health bills have been prefiled for the Arizona Legislature’s 2022 session. The bills include topics such as vaccine mandates, services for individuals with developmental disabilities, minors and gender identity, and public health emergencies.     Listed below are some of the health bills that have been prefiled since our last coverage in the … Read more

We are excited to announce that we recently opened up registration for the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference. The event is coming up on February 17 and will be fully virtual, allowing attendees from across the country to participate! This conference will feature conversations on federal health policy, innovations in the state-federal relationship, … Read more

Several more noteworthy bills have been prefiled ahead of the Jan. 10 start date of the Arizona Legislature for the 2022 session. Sen. Kelly Townsend (R – Mesa) prefiled Senate Bills 1014 and 1016 on Dec. 3. The former concerns ambulance services in rural areas, while the latter has to do with refusal prohibitions for … Read more

On this Thanksgiving eve, we want to extend our deepest gratitude to stakeholders like you who engage with our content and events. Our work reporting on Arizona health policy is only possible with your involvement, so thank you very much for continuing to support us. I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend! Thanks for … Read more

Nov. 15 marked the beginning of the Arizona legislature’s bill prefiling period for the 2022 legislative session. Two health-related bills, House Bills (HB) 2006 and 2007, were both prefiled on Nov. 17 and sponsored by Rep. Walter Blackman (R – Scottsdale) and Rep. Diego Rodriguez (D – Phoenix).      HB 2006 concerns the state … Read more