EDITORIAL: Candidates Hope to Represent All Arizona Physicians By Dr. Gary Figge, PCMS Board of Directors We…
Congressional Candidate Amish Shah Discusses Issues with PCMS Board
Amish Shah MD, member of the Arizona State Legislature, who has announced his candidacy for Arizona’s First Congressional District, was a guest at the Pima County Medical Society Board of Directors meeting on September 26.
If elected, he will be representing a district in Maricopa County, but he stressed that he can be a voice for healthcare providers throughout the state. He summarized his record in the Arizona Legislature including women’s reproductive healthcare, scope of practice expansion, simplifying prior authorization requests to insurance companies, opioid addiction care, surprise billing issues and EMT policies discouraging people from taking ambulance transportation to hospitals.
Issues that impact Arizona on the federal level, such as immigration and border reform, water rights and increasing Medicare reimbursement levels were going to be priorities. He said having practicing physicians in Congress is needed when it comes to making healthcare policy. He wants to take his healthcare advocacy from the state to the national level.
PCMS does not endorse candidates and Dr. Shah is not accepting PAC money for his campaign.