Rep. Canfield talks about House passage this week of his legislation to reduce unnecessary certification requirements for physicians, potentially reducing costs for patients. Rep. Canfield, an experienced physician, said that preparing for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements is very time consuming and pulls doctors away from actually caring for patients.
As the Michigan House began to wind down its 99th session Tuesday, Rep. Dr. Ned Canfield, D.O., made farewell remarks to his colleagues, referencing his work on health care issues and the preservation of the Caro Center.
Rep. Canfield talks about his HB 6016, which revises the state’s 1990’s-era HIV statutes. Dr. Canfield, a family practice physician, says portions of the existing law were written and approved at a time when there was no effective treatment for HIV. The legislation is out of the House Health Policy committee and could be up…
Rep. Canfield, who Chairs the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Health and Human Services, says the state’s 2019 budget sent to the Governor Tuesday includes language designed to bring more physicians to rural, underserved areas, and adds his two years chairing the state’s largest budget has been a lesson in government.
Rep. Canfield talks about Tuesday’s House passage of his HB 5934, designed to provide better access to rural health care across Michigan. Rep. Canfield says the legislation will provide at least $26 million for rural hospitals to help care for Medicaid patients, noting there are some rural facilities who will be able to continue operations…
Rep. Canfield talks about House passage Tuesday of his House Resolution 250, which establishes February 18-24, 2018, as Family Medicine Week in the state of Michigan. Dr. Canfield, a family physician for some 30 years himself, says it is becoming increasingly difficult to attract individuals to practice in smaller communities like his home of Sebewaing….
Rep. Canfield talks about Wednesday’s final House passage of legislation that will end Michigan’s fifteen-year old driver responsibility fees, saying the fees are too punitive and are an obstacle to employment for many Michigan residents.
Rep. Canfield talks about Tuesday’s State of the State Address and how Michigan’s economy has improved since he got involved in public service.
Representative Canfield, who chairs the House Appropriations subcommittee overseeing the $25 billion annual budget for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, looks ahead to Tuesday’s State of the state Address at the state Capitol.
Rep. Canfield, a member of the CARES (Community, Access, Resources, Education, Safety) mental health task force that released its report at the Capitol Wednesday, says state policies need to reflect the challenges faced by veterans, increasing opioid abuse and a statewide approach to mental health issues.
Rep. Dr. Ned Canfield, a supporter of more and better career technical education in Michigan, says he anticipates a future where skilled trade careers and higher education are viewed on the same plane, and first jobs are seen as gateways to additional career possibilities.
Rep. Canfield, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, says as the new fiscal year begins, the Early Primary Care Program, a program designed to get more physicians into both rural and urban underserved areas in Michigan, is part of the state spending plan. Rep. Canfield says the Early Primary…