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Janet Napolitano hospitalized, fighting cancer

Posted by   /  January 17, 2017  /  Education, Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Nanette Asimov | SF Gate University of California President Janet Napolitano has been hospitalized for side effects related to cancer, which was diagnosed in August but made public only on Tuesday. Napolitano, who ran the Department of Homeland Security before leaving in 2013 to take over the 10-campus UC system, “has consistently performed her […]

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Arizona lawmakers mirror House, split by party on Obamacare repeal

Posted by   /  January 14, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Alexis Egeland | Cronkite News Arizona lawmakers followed the rest of the House Friday as it split largely down party lines to approve a budget resolution that marks the first step toward the long-held Republican goal of repealing Obamacare. The 227-198 vote came one day after the Senate approved the measure, also mostly along […]

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A wrong number in the night, an offer of prayer and what a doctor learned from a stranger

Posted by   /  January 14, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Karina Bland | The Republic Dr. Dan Lieberman was in the emergency room at Abrazo West Campus, an acute-care hospital in Goodyear on a recent Wednesday morning. Lieberman, a neurosurgeon, was about to head home, but stopped first to check on a patient. It was 4:15 a.m. The ER was busy even at that […]

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Arizona senators follow party-line vote on Obamacare repeal

Posted by   /  January 13, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Bo Tefu | Cronkite News Arizona’s senators joined all but one of their fellow Republicans early Thursday to narrowly approve a budget resolution that is the first step in overturning the Affordable Care Act. While Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake have long opposed “Obamacare,” program advocates criticized the Senate for voting to repeal […]

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Ducey outlines ambitious and possibly costly agenda, with focus on education

Posted by   /  January 10, 2017  /  Economy, Education, Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

  Touts the Yoga Deregulation Bill run by Rose Law Group lobbyist Tom Galvin and Evan Bolick last session. By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Capitol Times In his third State of the State address, Gov. Doug Ducey laid out an ambitious and potentially pricey agenda that left lawmakers on both sides of the aisle nodding […]

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Arizona Obamacare supporters defend health law

Posted by   /  January 6, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Ken Alltucker | The Republic As Republicans in Congress move to repeal the Affordable Care Act, supporters of the law mounted a campaign to salvage the federal law that has extended health-insurance coverage to more than 20 million Americans. Arizona Democrats and Obamacare allies held a rally at the state Capitol on Wednesday, defending […]

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$3.6 million federal grant jump starts opioid awareness efforts in six counties

Posted by   /  January 4, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Gavin Maxwell | Cronkite News State officials said federal funding has helped jump start awareness campaigns and drug monitoring efforts to combat the prescription drug epidemic in six of Arizona’s 15 counties. Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention selected Arizona for a four-year, $3.6 million grant to combat the opioid addiction […]

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Former NFL players seek game-changer to painkillers

Posted by   /  December 29, 2016  /  Health Care, Marijuana, Sports  /  No Comments

By Lindsey Wisniewski | Cronkite News BOULDER, Colo. – It’s been nearly 10 years since Jake Plummer retired from football. He still experiences soreness and pain from his neck and shoulders to the soles of his feet. Follow our investigation of Arizona’s opioid epidemic. Documentary coming Jan. 10. It’s an ache that Plummer and many […]

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Do you have $1 billion to spare? What Obamacare repeal would look like for Arizona

Posted by   /  December 27, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Luige del Puerto | Arizona Capitol Times The financial fallout from repealing Obamacare without replacing it will make everything else Arizona’s policymakers have so far worried about look like small potatoes. Officials from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state’s Medicaid program, have mapped out several scenarios if the federal law is […]

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Licensing medical marijuana stirs up trouble for states; perspective provided by Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Medical Marijuana Department

Posted by   /  December 26, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Marijuana, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Rebecca Beitsch | Stateline The seven lucky balls that popped out of the Arizona Department of Health Services lottery machine in October produced big winners — not in the state’s Powerball game, but in the competition to make money in the medical marijuana industry. The prize winners were granted licenses to open a medical […]

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