Rep. Dr. Ned Canfield, R-Sebewaing; audio on reforming outdated HIV laws

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. Dr. Ned Canfield, D.O., R-Sebewaing; audio on House passage of 2019 state budget

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. Dr. Ned Canfield, D.O.; audio on rural area health care legislation

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. Dr. Edward Canfield, D.O.; audio on House Resolution on Family Medicine Week

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. Dr. Ned Canfield, D.O., R-Sebewaing; audio on rural and underserved medical care

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…