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Rep. Sinema: Health insurance tax would hurt Arizona small businesses

Posted by   /  June 30, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema addresses small business owners at bluemedia in Tempe Wednesday afternoon /Photo- Mike Sackley

By Mike Sackley | KTAR Arizona’s small business owners and employers could be negatively affected by a national health insurance tax. That’s the view of Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ 09), who is the co-sponsor of a bill in Congress that would permanently repeal the tax. She said if the health insurance tax goes into effect, […]

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REGIONAL NEWS June 30, 2016: Transgenderism in Utah politics

Posted by   /  June 30, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

Utah’s Misty Snow makes history as Democrats’ transgender Senate nominee Arizona professor wins $1.12M in Las Vegas Poorly performing L.A. sheriff’s deputies are not weeded out in their first year, report says Donald Trump confronts his nemesis, Colorado New Mexico researchers part of mission to break down cancer barriers  

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Supreme Court abortion ruling could have significant impact on Arizona

Posted by   /  June 27, 2016  /  Courts, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times A new ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court likely voids one Arizona abortion restriction and calls others into question. In a 5-3 decision, the high court declared unconstitutional a mandate in Texas law that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 […]

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Old and poor: An especially bad combination in this Arizona county

Posted by   /  June 26, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Nigel Duara | Los Angeles Times When 79-year-old Delilah Zipse slipped and fell in her trailer home, she didn’t call anyone. Splayed on her bathroom floor, she couldn’t reach the phone. But even after more than an hour passed and she managed to prop herself up against the toilet, she decided not to bother […]

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Salmon pushes ‘right to try’ bill in memory of Laura Knaperek

Posted by   /  June 21, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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Cronkite News When Paul Rushin’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, she underwent 18 weeks of chemotherapy before being told she was cancer-free. But in 2015, the cancer was back and had spread to her left hip, inoperable and leaving the Anthem woman facing chemotherapy for the rest of her life. “Being on […]

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Arizonans feeling sting of out-of-pocket cost increases under Obamacare

Posted by   /  June 14, 2016  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Arizona Business Daily Reports Arizona is among the states feeling the greatest pain from the nationwide trend of rising out-of-pocket healthcare costs. A new analysis by Patient Daily details a number of the 2015 average premium and deductible rate increases for ACA Silver Plans across different states. The average annual state premium and deductible […]

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REGIONAL NEWS: June 7 2016: New Mexico, Vegas real estate

Posted by   /  June 7, 2016  /  Courts, Government and Politics, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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Apartment markets tighten in Albuquerque, Santa Fe Las Vegas home prices up from year ago, but inventory still tight Stanford rapist’s friends and relatives wrote to persuade judge to keep him out of prison Impact fee cash piles up even as Salt Lake City faces budget squeeze Aurora mother gives birth in ambulance 22 years […]

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REGIONAL NEWS: June 6, 2016: Train saves Mile High City

Posted by   /  June 6, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Real Estate, Sports, Transportation  /  No Comments

Rail riders lined up all the way around Union Station on the opening day of the A line out to the airport.

The train that saved Denver California physicians are skeptical as aid-in-dying law goes into effect 11 years after state takeover, residents of polygamous towns gain sway over their homes Study: Cost of New Mexico housing outpaces minimum wage Dream of NHL coming to Las Vegas is nearing reality

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The mystery of ALS and veterans; praise for the VA

Posted by   /  June 2, 2016  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer All we’ve heard about the Department of Veterans Affairs for the past two years has been negative: months of waiting for treatment; “inept” management, and more recently, Donald Trump’s assertions the VA is not taking care of our veterans. This morning I visited a veteran and golfing friend — […]

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Banner year for Banner Health—nearly $2 billion in construction

Posted by   /  May 27, 2016  /  Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Angela Gonzales Phoenix-based Banner Health has 322 active construction projects totaling $1.9 billion. That’s up from 377 projects totaling $1.5 billion last year. There are fewer projects this year than last year, but this year’s projects are bigger, which is why the state’s largest private employer is spending more money. Two of Banner’s biggest […]

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