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Ducey: Immediate health care fix more important than ‘procedure’

Posted by   /  September 27, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act formally fizzled Tuesday and Gov. Doug Ducey said the state’s senior senator and his desire for “procedure” is at least partly to blame. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave up on his plan to have a […]

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McCain’s 2 enemies: Trump and death

Posted by   /  September 25, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Dan Nowicki, The Republic Sen. John McCain gave new insight into his grim struggle with an aggressive form of brain cancer in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s 60 Minutes. “They said that it’s very serious, that the prognosis is very, very serious,” the 81-year-old McCain, R-Ariz., said during the segment titled “The […]

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7 East Valley teen suicides in 6 weeks alarm schools

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

By Jim Walsh | East Valley Tribune Seven East Valley teenagers committed suicide during a six-week period earlier this summer, creating a disturbing suicide cluster and a grassroots effort to do everything possible to prevent additional deaths. The unusual suicide cluster included six boys and a girl ranging from 13 to 18 years old. Six […]

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McCain to oppose Graham-Cassidy, likely sinking Obamacare repeal

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

‘I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,’ he states By Seung Min Kim | POLITICO Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he will oppose the Graham-Cassidy health care overhaul, likely denying Republicans a final chance to repeal Obamacare before a Sept. 30. “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I […]

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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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