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A $1 billion Maricopa County hospital makeover is set in motion

Posted by   /  February 24, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Ken Alltucker | The Republic The board that oversees Maricopa Medical Center has awarded a contract to a construction firm to help manage the nearly $1 billion project of remaking the region’s safety-net health system. Vanir Construction Management, one of eight firms to submit a bid, secured a $48.3 million contract over 6½ years […]

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Dizziness, lightheadedness in the Arizona House of Representatives

Posted by   /  February 19, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Hank Stephenson | Arizona Capitol Times House Democrats suspect that mold in the House of Representatives is causing headaches and lightheadedness during the work day. During a hearing of the House Administration Committee, Rep. Charlene Fernandez, D-Yuma, said she has been experiencing the symptoms, though she joked that it might also be due to […]

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Bill raises questions about delicate balance of doctor and patient rights near life’s end

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

By Saundra Wilson | Cronkite News lease don’t ask me to do that,” Dr. Paul Liu, a pediatric critical-care physician, said to grieving parents who had asked him to quietly end their child’s life. Liu said he was frank with the parents, who wanted to put a stop to their sons’s suffering from a terminal illness. […]

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House Republicans lay out health care plan

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

  Proposal offers policy specifics but shows party has yet to bridge divisions over many of its components By Michelle Hackman, Kristina Peterson and Stephanie Armour | The Wall Street Journal ouse Republican leaders sketched out a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, offering a set of policy specifics but showing they have yet […]

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Court of Appeals hears challenge to Medicaid expansion affecting hundreds of thousands

Posted by   /  February 15, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Gary Grado | Arizona Capitol Times With former Gov. Jan Brewer watching over the defense of her legacy, a panel of appeals court judges grilled a lawyer who argued the Medicaid expansion Brewer shepherded into law is unconstitutional. The Goldwater Institute, a non-profit that advocates for conservative and libertarian causes in the courtroom and […]

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Lawmakers target attorneys who exploit Arizona’s disability law

Posted by   /  February 15, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Maria Polletta | The Republic Two Arizona legislators are taking aim at “unscrupulous attorneys” they say have exploited state accessibility law to extort businesses — but only one legislator’s strategy is palatable to the disabled residents that law is designed to protect. Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, and Rep. Maria Syms, R-Paradise Valley, have […]

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ASU professor predicts ‘Obamacare’ repeal could send state into health care recession

Posted by   /  February 9, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Adriana Becerra | Cronkite News A new report from an Arizona State University professor predicts that repealing “Obamacare” could cut Arizona jobs and send the state into a “health care recession.” Lee McPheters, a research professor of economics, discussed the findings of his January study in a conference call Wednesday. Since 1995, one out […]

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Arizona senior advocates fight Medicare voucher proposal

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

By Suzanne Potter | Public News Service – Arizona enior advocates in the Grand Canyon State are speaking out against proposals in Congress to replace Medicare with a voucher system. AARP Arizona is part of a national campaign, launched this week, opposing Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan to provide seniors with a fixed monthly subsidy with which […]

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Focus on government’s cloudy vision

Posted by   /  January 27, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer As Congress again wades into healthcare costs, especially those Medicare and Medicaid, thought I’d relay a personal experience with government-regulated healthcare. I’m preparing to have cataract removal and recently went through all the pre-op exams, including an extensive vision test. In my second […]

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Napolitano back at work after hospitalization for cancer treatment complications

Posted by   /  January 24, 2017  /  Education, Health Care  /  No Comments

Rose Law Group Staff Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California and former Arizona governor returned to work Friday after being hospitalized last week after side effects from cancer treatment. Spokeswoman Dianne Klein said she Napolitano is back to her full schedule and is doing “extremely well.” Napolitano, a former U.S. […]

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