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…
House Mental Health Task Fore member Dr. Ned Canfield looks ahead to a meeting of the panel in Detroit next week and says he thinks it is important for state Representatives to be educated about an issue that affects every Michigan family and that needs attention and reform.
Rep. Canfield talks about the September 11th commemoration at the state Capitol on Thursday, and his guest, 1st Lt. Patrick Darrow, who was recently named commander of the Michigan State Police Post in Caro.