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As ‘Obamacare’ repeal vote looms, here’s where Arizona lawmakers stand

Posted by   /  March 23, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

Arizona’s congressional delegation members have been slow to outline their views on the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Here’s what we know. By Ronald J. Hansen and Dan Nowicki | The Republic Most of Arizona’s congressional delegation appears to oppose the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care […]

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End of life bill sent to Ducey’s desk

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

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times State lawmakers sent legislation Tuesday to Gov. Doug Ducey that proponents say will give additional protection to medical professionals and hospitals from having to help people die. SB 1439, approved by the House on a 32-24 margin, spells out it is illegal to discriminate […]

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In Phoenix, you’ll earn enough to cover rent—and then some

Posted by   /  March 20, 2017  /  Economy, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

RIS Media Reasonable rent and a solid-paying job? Dream on…right? According to a recent analysis by LinkedIn and Zillow, there are dream markets for renters—if their field of choice is finance, healthcare or technology. The analysis identified markets where renters earn in excess of the necessary income to support costs of living, taking into account […]

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Obamacare in Arizona: Was it the right prescription?

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

Pinal County narrowly avoided being the first county in the U.S. to have no health insurance providers willing to offer coverage through the marketplace when Blue Cross Blue Shield announced in September 2016 that it would stay By Emily L. Mahoney | Cronkite News More than half a million Arizonans rely on the Affordable Care […]

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Court says Medicaid expansion law in Arizona is constitutional

Posted by   /  March 16, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Health Care  /  No Comments

The Arizona Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of a law passed in 2013 expanding the state’s Medicaid program. By Luige del Puerto | Arizona Capitol Times The court said the law imposed an assessment that is exempt from the requirement that any act by lawmakers increasing state revenues, such a tax hike, must […]

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Ducey says GOP health care bill has ‘room for improvement’

Posted by   /  March 15, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

KTAR The health care bill introduced by Republican lawmakers that could replace Obamacare has “room for improvement,” Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday. Ducey told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Mac & Gaydos that he is “thrilled to have the opportunity to repeal Obamacare,” but that he believes there is “room for improvement.” The Republican replacement […]

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Neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

Posted by   /  March 15, 2017  /  Health Care, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Eric Barker | The Week ou get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them. Actually, don’t trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you […]

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Arizona Republicans in Congress find ‘Obamacare’ repeal tough to swallow

Posted by   /  March 14, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Ronald J. Hansen and Dan Nowicki | The Republic After years of calling for the dismantling of “Obamacare,” many Republicans have come to a stark realization. It might be all but impossible, politically, to do so while ignoring how it extended coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. “If Republicans have accepted that everybody with […]

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How healthy are you? G.O.P. bill would help employers find out

Posted by   /  March 11, 2017  /  Employment Law, Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Reed Abelson | The New York Times House Republicans are proposing legislation aimed at making it easier for companies to gather health and genetic data from workers and their families, including information such as weight, blood pressure and cancer risk. A bill in Congress could make it harder for workers to keep employers from […]

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There’s more riding on the Obamacare debate than just health care in Arizona

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

By Corbin Carson | KTAR If the Affordable Care Act is repealed and not replaced, Arizonans could lose more than just health care. “What a lot of people don’t know is that public health funding that was pre-existing and programs that have been around for decades were also wrapped into the Affordable Care Act,” said […]

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