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Arizona Attorney General: Suit over state closure of gyms might have ‘legitimate claims’

Posted by   /  July 10, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Courts/Law, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services   There might be legitimate claims that Gov. Doug Ducey has exceeded his legal authority in closing certain businesses in Arizona, the state’s top lawyer is telling a federal judge. In a new filing Wednesday, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said that the claims by Xponential Fitness against the governor […]

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As COVID-19 worsens, Arizona is the first state to enact ‘crisis care’ standards

Posted by   /  July 5, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Health Care  /  No Comments

Crisis standards of care give hospitals more flexibility to allocate resources based on which patients are most in need.  By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror Arizona’s failure to contain COVID-19 means the state has the dubious distinction of being the first in the nation’s history to activate crisis standards of care for hospitals, according to […]

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Healthcare reform backers file petitions to get on Arizona ballot

Posted by   /  July 3, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Health Care  /  No Comments

Supporters unload petitions for an initiative to impose new requirements on hospitals and insurers./ Photo: Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Arizona voters could get to decide on major changes in health-care policies and new mandates on hospitals in Arizona even as the state […]

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A doctor’s COVID-19 message to our leaders: Shame on you

Posted by   /  June 30, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Health Care  /  No Comments

Free image via Pixabay By Christine Severance, D.O. | Arizona Mirror Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published only as a point of discussion. Readers may respond through the Comments box at the end of our stories Shame on you, Scottsdale City Councilman Guy Phillips. Arizona has broken another daily record for new COVID-19 cases and our […]

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CDC: Deciding to Go Out, Venturing Out? Be Prepared and Stay Safe

Posted by   /  June 12, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.gov) As communities and businesses are opening, you may be looking for ways to resume some daily activities as safely as possible. While there is no way to ensure zero risk of infection, it is important to understand potential risks and how to adopt different types of prevention measures […]

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Passage of Arizona’s pre-existing conditions law shows change in thinking

Posted by   /  June 12, 2020  /  2020 Legislature, Courts/Law, Health Care  /  No Comments

Demonstrators hold signs as Democratic leaders speak with reporters outside the U.S. Capitol in June in Washington. Democrats were calling on the administration to change its policy regarding the pre-existing conditions provisions of the ACA./AARON P. BERNSTEIN/GETTY IMAGES By Julia Shumway | Arizona Capitol Times One of the 90 bills Gov. Doug Ducey signed this […]

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Survey: Arizona dead last among ‘States with the Biggest Health Improvements During COVID-19’

Posted by   /  June 10, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Adam McAnn | WalletHub The coronavirus pandemic is one of the deadliest health crises the U.S. has ever faced. However, the social distancing restrictions put in place by states have proven effective, and we are seeing gradual decreases in the number of new confirmed cases per day. States’ COVID-19 infection rates and death rates […]

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Mesa begins enforcing new regulations aimed at public vaping

Posted by   /  June 9, 2020  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Tobacco Free Kids.) By Michael Lucie | KTAR PHOENIX — The city of Mesa on Tuesday began enforcing its new regulations regarding vaping in public. The ordinance was approved by the City Council in December and includes vaping within the city’s existing tobacco regulations. Mesa residents are no longer permitted to vape […]

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Survey: Arizona voters think hospitals have done well handling coronavirus

Posted by   /  June 7, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Health Care  /  No Comments

Cars line up as they prepare for coronavirus testing at a site erected near the Arizona Veterans Memorial Arena at the Arizona State Fairgrounds on April 27, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. /Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images   Participants in the Arizona HighGround survey gave Arizona hospitals and health care systems praise, as 35.5% said these institutions […]

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Downward trend in Arizona COVID-19 cases ‘is not here yet’

Posted by   /  May 29, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Alison Steinbach and Stephanie Innes | The Republic Arizona is not yet seeing a downward trend in positive COVID-19 cases, Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday. “You can possibly see the beginning of a downward trend,” he said, pointing to a graphic of COVID-19 cases per day. “The trend is not here yet…This is something […]

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