PHOENIX – The Brain Injury Alliance, Epilepsy Foundation, Arizona Myeloma Network, and Lupus Foundation honored Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema with the Partnership for Chronic Diseases Award for her work to keep Arizona seniors healthy.
“I’m working across the aisle to reduce health care costs and increase accessibility to care for all Arizonans,” said Sinema, a member of the Senate Aging Committee.
Arizona projects chronic diseases will cost $1 trillion from 2016 to 2030, with approximately 4.2 million Arizonans living with at least one chronic disease.
Sinema has shared the stories of Arizonans living with Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes during Senate Aging Committee hearings and has made bipartisan calls to ensure all Arizonans get the health care they need. Earlier this year Sinema partnered with Republican Senator Marco Rubio and urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to maintain access to critical medications for Medicare patients.
The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease is an organization of patients, providers, community and business organizations, and health policy experts focused on fighting chronic diseases, the number one cause of death, disability, and rising health costs.