Janet Napolitano on Health Care

Democratic AZ Governor; Designee for Secretary of Homeland Security

Better health care policies for seniors

I want to start with my efforts to help seniors combat prescription drug prices. My administration built a prescription discount program that takes advantage of the purchasing power of Arizona’s large senior population. Beginning today, all Medicare- eligible Arizonans will receive a CoppeRx-Card for prescription drug discounts. The card is free, easy to understand, and carries more substantial discounts. It does more to help Medicare-eligible seniors than any other state discount card in America.
Source: State of the State speech to Arizona Legislature Jan 12, 2004

Ensure children are immunized & screened for health problems

I have asked the Arizona School Readiness Board to develop a plan to ensure that all children are screened for health problems prior to entering preschool and kindergarten, so that hearing, vision and developmental issues can be identified early on. We also need to increase the number of children getting basic immunization. One in four Arizona children has not been immunized by age 2, which increases their rate of illness, and even mortality.
Source: State of the State speech to Arizona Legislature Jan 12, 2004

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KY Steve Beshear
LA Bobby Jindal
MA Deval Patrick
MD Martin O`Malley
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NY David Paterson
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