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Arizona opinion: Shame on Schweikert: Why his support for Republicans’ budget proposal could spell disaster for Arizona
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Arizona opinion: Shame on Schweikert: Why his support for Republicans’ budget proposal could spell disaster for Arizona

Dr. Gabrielle Goodrick, the medical director of a family planning center, shares the potential threats to health care access that could result from a budget proposal put forward by a group of Republicans in Congress.

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Last week, the Republican Study Committee — a group representing more than 80% of House Republicans in Congress — released a radical budget proposal for 2025. This budget framework has left me furious for a multitude of reasons, but in particular, because the plan would upend the lives of millions of Arizonans by ripping away our fundamental freedoms and cutting programs that help people in our state stay healthy and enjoy a dignified retirement.

I’m particularly irate that among the supporters of this extreme plan include my own congressman, David Schweikert. He is joined by three other members of Arizona’s congressional delegation in supporting this plan, including Reps. Juan Ciscomani, Debbie Lesko, and Paul Gosar.

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Dr. Gabrielle Goodrick

Medical Director and Owner, Camelback Family Planning

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