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60-unit boutique assisted-living in north Phoenix

Posted by   /  March 27, 2017  /  Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange A local owner/developer will begin making a dent in north Phoenix’s lack of senior assisted-living centers this summer when it starts construction on the 60-unit boutique Emerald Bay Senior Living community on Greenway Road east of 40th Street. Phoenix City Council approved Emerald Bay Senior Living LLC’s request […]

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Pharma company that spent $500,000 trying to keep pot illegal in Arizona just got DEA approval for synthetic marijuana

Posted by   /  March 26, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post Insys Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company that was one of the chief financial backers of the opposition to marijuana legalization in Arizona last year, received preliminary approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration this week for Syndros, a synthetic marijuana drug. Related: Arizona-based drug manufacturer involved in prescription drug scandal […]

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Republicans Biggs, Gosar help sink ‘Obamacare’ repeal

Posted by   /  March 25, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Ronald J. Hansen |The Republic At least two Arizona Republicans joined the state’s four Democrats in the U.S. House to help torpedo the GOP’s health-care plan Friday in a move that seemingly ends efforts to reshape the nation’s health-care system. House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the American Health Care Act without a vote as […]

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Arizona voter initiatives aim to legalize all drugs, yes, all drugs

Posted by   /  March 24, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

KTAR One Arizona organization is seeking to legalize all criminal drugs around the state, according to two voter initiative applications filed with Secretary of State Michele Reagan. I-13-2018, filed by an organization called RAD Final, aims to re-legalize all drugs, “including marijuana, heroin, cocaine, LSD and peyote.” “This initiative is 100 percent complete legalization of […]

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TGen to buy downtown Phoenix research building from city

Posted by   /  March 23, 2017  /  Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Brenna Goth | The Republic The genomic research center will buy the city-owned building after an earlier deal fell through. TGen will purchase the namesake research tower Phoenix built for the organization more than a decade ago, after a deal between the city and another buyer fell through last year. The Phoenix City Council […]

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As ‘Obamacare’ repeal vote looms, here’s where Arizona lawmakers stand

Posted by   /  March 23, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

Arizona’s congressional delegation members have been slow to outline their views on the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Here’s what we know. By Ronald J. Hansen and Dan Nowicki | The Republic Most of Arizona’s congressional delegation appears to oppose the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care […]

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End of life bill sent to Ducey’s desk

Posted by   /  March 22, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times State lawmakers sent legislation Tuesday to Gov. Doug Ducey that proponents say will give additional protection to medical professionals and hospitals from having to help people die. SB 1439, approved by the House on a 32-24 margin, spells out it is illegal to discriminate […]

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In Phoenix, you’ll earn enough to cover rent—and then some

Posted by   /  March 20, 2017  /  Economy, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

RIS Media Reasonable rent and a solid-paying job? Dream on…right? According to a recent analysis by LinkedIn and Zillow, there are dream markets for renters—if their field of choice is finance, healthcare or technology. The analysis identified markets where renters earn in excess of the necessary income to support costs of living, taking into account […]

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Obamacare in Arizona: Was it the right prescription?

Posted by   /  March 18, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

Pinal County narrowly avoided being the first county in the U.S. to have no health insurance providers willing to offer coverage through the marketplace when Blue Cross Blue Shield announced in September 2016 that it would stay By Emily L. Mahoney | Cronkite News More than half a million Arizonans rely on the Affordable Care […]

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Court says Medicaid expansion law in Arizona is constitutional

Posted by   /  March 16, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Health Care  /  No Comments

The Arizona Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of a law passed in 2013 expanding the state’s Medicaid program. By Luige del Puerto | Arizona Capitol Times The court said the law imposed an assessment that is exempt from the requirement that any act by lawmakers increasing state revenues, such a tax hike, must […]

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