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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By Corbin Carson | KTAR If the Affordable Care Act is repealed and not replaced, Arizonans could lose more than just health care.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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A $1 billion Maricopa County hospital makeover is set in motion

Posted by   /  February 24, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Ken Alltucker | The Republic The board that oversees Maricopa Medical Center has awarded a contract to a construction firm to help manage the nearly $1 billion project of remaking the region’s safety-net health system. Vanir Construction Management, one of eight firms to submit a bid, secured a $48.3 million contract over 6½ years […]

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Dizziness, lightheadedness in the Arizona House of Representatives

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

By Hank Stephenson | Arizona Capitol Times House Democrats suspect that mold in the House of Representatives is causing headaches and lightheadedness during the work day. During a hearing of the House Administration Committee, Rep. Charlene Fernandez, D-Yuma, said she has been experiencing the symptoms, though she joked that it might also be due to […]

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Bill raises questions about delicate balance of doctor and patient rights near life’s end

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

By Saundra Wilson | Cronkite News lease don’t ask me to do that,” Dr. Paul Liu, a pediatric critical-care physician, said to grieving parents who had asked him to quietly end their child’s life. Liu said he was frank with the parents, who wanted to put a stop to their sons’s suffering from a terminal illness. […]

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House Republicans lay out health care plan

Posted by   /  February 17, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

  Proposal offers policy specifics but shows party has yet to bridge divisions over many of its components By Michelle Hackman, Kristina Peterson and Stephanie Armour | The Wall Street Journal ouse Republican leaders sketched out a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, offering a set of policy specifics but showing they have yet […]

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Court of Appeals hears challenge to Medicaid expansion affecting hundreds of thousands

Posted by   /  February 15, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Gary Grado | Arizona Capitol Times With former Gov. Jan Brewer watching over the defense of her legacy, a panel of appeals court judges grilled a lawyer who argued the Medicaid expansion Brewer shepherded into law is unconstitutional. The Goldwater Institute, a non-profit that advocates for conservative and libertarian causes in the courtroom and […]

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Lawmakers target attorneys who exploit Arizona’s disability law

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

By Maria Polletta | The Republic Two Arizona legislators are taking aim at “unscrupulous attorneys” they say have exploited state accessibility law to extort businesses — but only one legislator’s strategy is palatable to the disabled residents that law is designed to protect. Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, and Rep. Maria Syms, R-Paradise Valley, have […]

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ASU professor predicts ‘Obamacare’ repeal could send state into health care recession

Posted by   /  February 9, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Adriana Becerra | Cronkite News A new report from an Arizona State University professor predicts that repealing “Obamacare” could cut Arizona jobs and send the state into a “health care recession.” Lee McPheters, a research professor of economics, discussed the findings of his January study in a conference call Wednesday. Since 1995, one out […]

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Arizona senior advocates fight Medicare voucher proposal

Posted by   /  February 4, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Suzanne Potter | Public News Service – Arizona enior advocates in the Grand Canyon State are speaking out against proposals in Congress to replace Medicare with a voucher system. AARP Arizona is part of a national campaign, launched this week, opposing Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan to provide seniors with a fixed monthly subsidy with which […]

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Focus on government’s cloudy vision

Posted by   /  January 27, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer As Congress again wades into healthcare costs, especially those Medicare and Medicaid, thought I’d relay a personal experience with government-regulated healthcare. I’m preparing to have cataract removal and recently went through all the pre-op exams, including an extensive vision test. In my second […]

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