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REGIONAL NEWS: May 24, 2016

Posted by   /  May 24, 2016  /  Courts, Energy and Environment, Health Care, Sports  /  No Comments

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UCLA just signed a $280 million shoe and apparel deal, the biggest in NCAA history   New Mexico. is first to sue EPA, mine owners over 2015 spill that also affected Utah   Survey: Colorado stands out for consuming drugs, alcohol   Minority investors want to block Raiders move to Las Vegas

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Prisoners are people too: Judge rules Arizona must improve inmates health care

Posted by   /  May 23, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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Phoenix New Times recently published an extensive article about the lack of healthcare leading to the death of a female inmate. Meanwhile, a class-action lawsuit has led to a court decision regarding medical and mental healthcare for Arizona prisoners. Continued:

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Legislation adopted to permit the VA to recommend medical marijuana

Posted by   /  May 20, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Maria Ines Taracena | Tucson Weekly The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Thursday an amendment that would permit Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana to patients in states where using medicinal cannabis is legal—such as Arizona. The amendment was attached to a military appropriations bill. The Senate approved a similar amendment in […]

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Arizonans left with fewer health insurance options; Rose Law Group healthcare attorney David Weissman says changes need to be made toward affordability

Posted by   /  May 19, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Sharon Mittleman | KTAR The picture of health care is changing, and it’s not looking so pretty for consumers. The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, has been in place for a couple of years, and now the number of insurance companies that still want to participate is dwindling. Some of the health […]

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Lack of adequate health care is a death sentence for Arizona inmates

Posted by   /  May 18, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Elizabeth Stuart | Phoenix New Times Jorge Rios wasn’t thinking straight when he got the news. The mother of his 15-year-old son, the woman he’d loved since high school, had been transferred to the hospital from Arizona’s Perryville Prison, where she was nine months into a two-year sentence for drug possession. It was cervical […]

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Judge rules in favor of Republicans in Obamacare challenge

Posted by   /  May 13, 2016  /  Courts, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 15:  An Obamacare sign is seen on the UniVista Insurance company office on December 15, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Today, is the deadline to sign up for a plan under the Affordable Care Act for people that want to be insured on January 1, 2016.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By Ariane de Vogue | CNN Supreme Court Reporter A federal judge ruled Thursday against the administration in a challenge to a portion of the Affordable Care Act brought by the House of Representatives. At issue is the “cost sharing” provision in the law that requires insurance companies offering health plans through the law to […]

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FIZZLED BILLS: Fireworks, marijuana and flex loans all went down in smoke

Posted by   /  May 13, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Medical Marijuana, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Hank Stephenson and Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Lawmakers introduced 1,361 bills, memorials and resolutions in the 2016 legislative session, but in the end, most of those measures were left on the cutting room floor. Some were killed because they were just simply bad ideas. Others died in the name of politics, personality […]

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Gov. Ducey Signs Bill Protecting Right to Rent Out Home Through Vacation Websites

Posted by   /  May 12, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

NEWS RELEASES: Governor’s Office (Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) Governor Doug Ducey Signs Bills To Help Arizonans Suffering From Addiction Governor: “Law enforcement can only go so far” PHOENIX – Governor Doug Ducey today signed two bills aimed at preventing and treating opioid addiction in Arizona.  SB1283 […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Hey, Arizona, sleep on this one

Posted by   /  May 8, 2016  /  Featured News, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Danika Worthington | Cronkite News One word keeps coming up as Amber Stites describes her night – late. The 31-year-old Phoenix resident picks up her significant other from work late, eats dinner late, washes dishes late and runs the laundry late, all of which leads to a late bedtime. “My lack of sleep makes […]

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House revives KidsCare

Posted by   /  May 6, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times Thwarted in earlier attempts, Republican supporters of a program to provide health insurance to the children of the working poor outmaneuvered their own leadership Thursday night to have the measure approved by the House. Rep. Regina Cobb, R-Kingman, attached language to restore the program in Arizona […]

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