Arizona court: Law allows suits against hospitals
A new Arizona court decision says lawsuits filed under a state law to protect vulnerable or incapacitated adults from neglect, abuse and exploitation can be filed against hospitals.
Conservative LD leaders reprimand GOP lawmakers for pro-Medicaid votes; competitive LD leaders say it’s counterproductive
Long before lawmakers took a vote on Medicaid expansion, Republican precinct committeemen across the state issued a warning to GOP
legislators: If you vote for expansion, we will do everything we can to take you out in the next primary election.
Sebelius: AZ health centers get $2.3 Million to enroll uninsured
Arizona health centers are receiving $2.3 million to help patients find insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law.
Consumer group recommends more effective scrutiny of health insurance rate increases
This month, health insurance rate increases become effective – ranging from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona with a 10.9 percent average annual increase impacting 67,248 individuals, to Aetna Small Group with a 14.1 percent increase impacting 46,916 individuals.
9 of 10 Arizonans live in areas with dispensaries
Just under nine of every 10 Arizonans live in areas with a medical marijuana dispensary.
The state Department of Health Services says 47 dispensaries have been inspected and approved to operate and that so far 35 of those are open and operating.
Listening, sharing, communicating help tear down walls of stigma
Reducing stigma requires education and positive associations. That’s why it’s vital to fight misinformation and prejudice on all levels.
Rally kicks off Medicaid referendum drive
The push to refer Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan to the ballot began in earnest as opponents of the bill rallied at the Capitol before fanning out across the Valley to collect signatures.
Arizona appeal of voter ruling would go to panel with no members
Arizona has taken the U.S. Supreme Court’s advice to sidestep its ruling against the state, but there’s a catch.
In doing so, it would be appealing to an effectively non-existent federal commission.
Roadblocks remain for Medicaid expansion
The protracted fight for Medicaid expansion likely won’t end with Gov. Jan Brewer’s signing of the historic legislation.
Franks’ remarks during hearing on abortion bill spark media frenzy
WASHINGTON – Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, created an online furor June 12 with comments in a House committee hearing that “the estimates of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low.”
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