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Arizona insurer exits roil Affordable Care Act marketplace

Posted by   /  July 22, 2016  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

By  Ken Alltucker, The Republic | azcentral.com The departure of Health Choice Insurance Co. from Arizona’s Affordable Care Act marketplace next year will leave consumers in several counties with one less option. Another Arizona health insurance company has told state health-insurance regulators that it will exit the Affordable Care Act marketplace next year, leaving consumers […]

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Hospital executive pay cap of $450K sought

Posted by   /  July 10, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Sun Arizona voters will be asked to cap what hospital executives can be paid because of a spat between a California-based union and hospital chains. Petitions containing 281,087 signatures were submitted Thursday to the secretary of state’s office to limit the total compensation for any […]

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Would a stupid hiker law stand up in an Arizona court?

Posted by   /  July 7, 2016  /  Courts, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Bob McClay | KTAR Related: Go ahead, kill yourself (but don’t take Fido with you)/Rose Law Group Reporter Arizona already has a stupid motorist law. It requires some drivers who endanger themselves by making a poor decision — think driving into a flooded wash — to foot the bill for their rescue. There’s been […]

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Go ahead, kill yourself (but don’t take Fido with you)

Posted by   /  July 3, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Health Care, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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Fom the Rose Law Group Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Muscle cramps, dizziness, confusion, organ meltdown, death. The killer: Excessive heat. A familiar trailer on certain TV shows featuring daring-do is “Do not try this at home.” It’s our way of reminding ourselves to not be stupid. Another way to prevent or reduce […]

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REGIONAL NEWS July 3, 2106: Is California blowing off alternative energy source?

Posted by   /  July 3, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Health Care, Real Estate, Sports  /  No Comments

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Reaping the wind off California’s coast for electricity faces hurdles Utah officials unsure why youth suicide rate has nearly tripled since 2007 Juvenile murderers, victims’ families struggle while Colorado waits to act on life sentences King ranch purchase “significant milestone” for Santa Ana Before the puck drops in Las Vegas, challenges will arise

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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

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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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