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Ducey administration argues to keep hospital levy paying for AHCCCS care

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

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Some Republican lawmakers are suing to block the state from assessing a levy on hospitals like Tucson Medical Center to pay for expansion of the state Medicaid program. The Ducey administration is asking the Arizona Supreme Court to preserve the levy that pays for […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for June 17, 2017: Bill would have permitted any state resident to buy into Medicaid

Posted by   /  June 17, 2017  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Nevada’s Governor Vetoes ‘Medicaid for All’ Insurance Plan California: Silicon Valley’s acquisition targets aren’t just in tech anymore Utah: If Bears Ears monument gets smaller, oil and gas operators are poised to push for drilling rights Rising interest rates, home prices push cost of housing in Denver up 15 percent Northern New Mexico ‘rocked to […]

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Arizona opioid maker target of state AG probe

Posted by   /  June 16, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Attorney General Mark Brnovich is looking into the marketing practices of an Arizona firm that manufactures opioids. Documents filed by Insys Therapeutics with the Securities and Exchange Commission disclose that the Chandler-based company has received a “civil investigative demand” from officials both here and […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for June 14, 2017: The Senate remains quiet on its health care bill plan.

Posted by   /  June 14, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

Utah senators meet with Trump to discuss still-secret health-care reform, Obamacare repeal Here’s the latest report card on California’s battle against climate change New Mexico: Water authority makes a deal to protect watershed Colorado man suspected in Munich police shooting, German authorities say Las Vegas: Rio disinfects water systems of Legionnaires’-causing bacteria

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Knee-jerking on opioids?

Posted by   /  June 13, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) When I read the almost daily stories about the opioid “epidemic,” I question how officials determine the extent of abuse and overdoses that justify the outcry. State Health Director Cara Crist wants […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for June 12, 2017: The Salton Sea is a disaster in slow motion.

Posted by   /  June 12, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Equine News, Government and Politics, Health Care, Regional News  /  No Comments

California far from solutions as Salton Sea crisis looms Utah company had big hopes for Trump era, but its gun silencers remain hard to buy Dems crowd the field for Colorado governor New Mexico: Homeless horses: Historic legacy or persistent nuisance? Las Vegas: 2 recent guests at Rio contract Legionnaires’ disease

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REGIONAL NEWS for June 9, 2017: $200 million facility » Internet giant to build fulfillment center, bring 200 or more jobs to Salt Lake City.

Posted by   /  June 9, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Economy, Energy and Environment, Health Care, Sports  /  No Comments

Amazon gets $5.6M state tax incentive to build $200 million facility in Utah California Attorney General to Trump: You Can’t Touch Our National Monuments Las Vegas stadium officials prep for agreements on Raiders, UNLV Why dozens of Coloradans convicted as juveniles are spending life in prison despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling New Mexico pharmacists […]

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Goldwater Institute Restores Physician Access to Truthful Medical Information

Posted by   /  June 7, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

NEWS RELEASE (Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) Phoenix—Imagine that you are battling cancer. You – and your doctor – may not be aware of the latest medical advances that could save your life. Federal gag rules prohibit manufacturers from sharing truthful information about their FDA-approved treatments if that […]

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Shortage of Native American physicians creates concerns, elicits calls for action

Posted by   /  June 3, 2017  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

  By Charlie Clark | Cronkite News ena Wilson never doubted what she wanted to do with her life while growing up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Her mother worked at the Indian Health Service as a social worker, and aside from a brief desire to be a bird in kindergarten, Wilson […]

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ASU zeroes in on bond money projects

Posted by   /  June 3, 2017  /  Education, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Rebekah Morris for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Note: All projects listed are in the preliminary internal planning stages, and the finance mechanism is not yet determined. One of the notable items in the budget passed by the Arizona state legislature last month was the authorization for the three state universities to sell an additional $1B […]

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