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Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez had ‘severe’ CTE brain disease

Posted by   /  September 22, 2017  /  Health Care, Sports  /  No Comments

Reuters The daughter of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who killed himself in April after being acquitted in his second murder trial, sued the league and the team on Thursday after tests revealed her father had a “severe case” of the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Related: Aaron Hernandez’s CTE diagnosis heightens the […]

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Arizona stands to lose $1.7 billion under Graham-Cassidy, budget analysts say

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

Ducey sticks by his support of the bill By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Arizona stands to lose a third of its federal funds that support the expanded Medicaid program as early as 2020 if Congress adopts the Graham-Cassidy bill, according to legislative budget staffers. The analysis released late Thursday by […]

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Ducey defends support of Graham-Cassidy

Posted by   /  September 21, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey is defending his support for the latest bid to repeal the Affordable Care Act even though he has no idea how much federal aid that would cost the state and how many Arizonans would lose health care. “The numbers are important,” […]

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McCain coy on new GOP health care bill that Flake, Ducey are backing

Posted by   /  September 20, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Joel T. Vernile and Adrienne St. Clair | Cronkite News Arizona Sen. John McCain, a key vote in the failure of the last Obamacare repeal attempt, refused to say Tuesday how he will vote on a new GOP plan, which is being supported by his fellow Republicans, Gov. Doug Ducey and Sen. Jeff Flake. […]

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey gives his support to latest ‘Obamacare’ repeal effort; governor candidate opposed

Posted by   /  September 18, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Dan Nowicki | The Republic Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced his support Monday for a Senate Republican attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The legislation, introduced by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., would keep much of the “Obamacare” tax structure in place but would give the […]

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DCS: Phoenix woman who used hemp oil on son will get foster-care license; Kaine Fisher, director Family Law Dept., comments

Posted by   /  September 18, 2017  /  Family Law, Government and Politics, Health Care, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Arizona Department of Child Safety officials will revise a newly updated policy banning foster-care licenses for people who possess hemp oil following a parent’s plea for change. The change won’t affect the DCS’ ongoing discrimination of state-authorized medical-cannabis consumers in the foster-care program. But it will likely make […]

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Amid opioid crisis, insurers restrict pricey, less addictive painkillers

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

Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too By Katie Thomas and Charles Ornstein | The New York Times At a time when the United States is in the grip of an opioid epidemic, many insurers are limiting access to pain […]

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The safest football helmet is not yet a hit in the NFL

Posted by   /  September 15, 2017  /  Health Care, Sports  /  No Comments

Startup’s new helmet gets top safety rating but has yet to take hold among players, even amid heightened attention to links between football and head trauma y most measures, the startup helmet manufacturer called Vicis couldn’t have gotten off to a better start. The Seattle firm attracted more than $40 million in funding, its first […]

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Ongoing problems land tribal oversight agencies on GAO ‘high-risk’ list

Posted by   /  September 13, 2017  /  Education, Health Care  /  No Comments

For some tribal leaders and lawmakers who work with tribes, the fact that the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Indian Health Service were put on a GAO high-risk list because of their performance was not surprising. (Photo by Pioneer Library System/Creative Commons) By Adrienne St. Clair | Cronkite News […]

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Arizona Supreme Court to decide on Medicaid tax

Posted by   /  September 13, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The state’s high court agreed Tuesday to decide whether a levy that funds Arizona’s expanded Medicaid program was illegally enacted. Without comment, the justices said they want to give foes of the levy — current and former state lawmakers — a chance to make the […]

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