Recently, Captain Rick, publisher of Atridim News Journal, interviewed Dr. Tom Patterson about his views regarding expanding Medicaid in Arizona. It’s an excellent article for many reasons. You may recognize the name Tom Patterson from his many opinion pieces that have appeared in the East Valley Tribune.
But you may not know this about Dr. Patterson, which Captain Rick learned while interviewing him for his article titled ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion: Dr. Tom Patterson / Former Arizona State Senator: "Whoops! There go the Humbug Sensors."
"Dr. Thomas C. Patterson is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Nebraska. He was elected to the Arizona State Senate in 1989, serving as minority leader from 1991 to 1992 and majority leader from 1993 to 1996. Patterson was the author of legislation creating Arizona’s charter school system and welfare reform program. Until 1998, he was a practicing physician and president of Emergency Physicians, Inc.. Patterson also served as president of the Arizona chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. In 2000 he became chairman of the Goldwater Institute. Tom is a retired physician and resident of Paradise Valley, Arizona."
Dr. Patterson understands the Medicaid issue very well. Please spend a few minutes reading what he has to say. You might want to relay some of Dr. Patterson’s statements directly to Governor Brewer by calling her office: 602-542-4331.