Every Arizonan should have accessible and affordable healthcare. Arizona provides programs that serve our most vulnerable populations. AHCCCS, KidsCare and Young Adult Transitional Insurance (YATI) help to insure children, regardless of their background and family status. Home and Community Based Care serves our senior population. Coverage needs to expand to include prenatal dental care, improved coverage for inmates, and mental health services.
Immigration is a nationwide issue but is ever prevalent in Arizona. This is more than an economic or border issue, it is also a human issue. Arizona has a system in place to accommodate the transfer of money and goods, and should be an effective system in place to allow for the movement of people. Repealing SB1070, legislation which permits racial profiling and unjustified traffic stops, would be a great place to start. Tucson is special because of her diversity and we should work to embrace and support it.
Our soldiers put their lives on the line, every day while serving. It stands to reason we hold a responsibility to our service personnel and their families. Ensuring that our current service people are cared for, healthy, and protected is of utmost importance. Substance abuse, medical issues, and employment are challenges many of our veterans face. Workforce training, better mental health programs, quicker visits to the VA, and substance abuse help are necessary for addressing those challenges. No veteran should ho homeless after giving their service to our country.
The personal choice of human reproduction resides with a person, their partner and their doctor. It is not a decision to be made and enforced by the state. Access to reproductive health care and contraception should be readily available and legal, regardless of economic status or race.