State health director Will Humble says the federal government has agreed to provide partial funding for Arizona's "Kick the Habit" tobacco cessation program.Read More »
Her staff fielding questions in Spanish, Emma Torres explains by phone how Campesinos Sin Fronteras will spread the word about the Affordable Care Act in Yuma County.Read More »
About one Arizonan in five lacked health insurance in 2011, and the number rose to almost one in four in some counties, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates.Read More »
The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System has finished its draft of the hospital tax that will form the lynchpin of Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan, and expects to submit the plan for federal approval in about a month.Read More »
HHS, AARP take lead on preparing Arizonans to sign up in new health care marketplace
With the Oct. 1 deadline approaching for states and the federal government to start up their health care exchanges, the question remains whether Arizonans will know how to enroll with as few glitches as possible.
Arizona joins national crusade for medical cost transparency
It’s too early to know if aching Arizonans will price shop for knee replacements or back surgeries, but the state has joined a national transparency crusade to make the costs of medical procedures public information.
Four Arizona groups that work to promote health care are being awarded more than $2.1 million to help people buy health insurance in new federally run marketplaces that are set to open in October.Read More »
The new chief executive and president of Maricopa County's public health care system is expected to start his new job at the end of September. Steve Purves was hired to succeed Betsey Bayless as the Maricopa Integrated Health System's top leader.Read More »
Behavioral health providers in Maricopa County are crying foul over Magellan Health Services’ attempt to recoup money from a fiscal year that ended more than 12 months ago, and the Arizona Department of Health Services has stepped in to put at least a temporary halt to the effort.Read More »
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.Read More »