The fiscal year 2016 budget may only the beginning of a year of bad news for Arizona hospitals, which could face a doomsday scenario depending on the outcome of two big lawsuits.Read More »
The Arizona House has given initial approval to two bills blocking state funding for federal policies.Read More »
The Obama administration’s willingness to cut deals with Republican states as a way of getting them to cover more people under the Affordable Care Act has given Arizona’s conservative leaders the perfect opening to push for premiums and bigger copays on Medicaid members.Read More »
The last time the U.S. Supreme Court gave states an option of whether to comply with a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, Arizona embraced Medicaid expansion, despite then-Gov. Jan Brewer’s stated opposition to the federal health care law.Read More »
GOP lawmakers have won the right to challenge former Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion program, and now a Maricopa County judge has scheduled their day in court.Read More »
Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Tuesday designed to draw more doctors into the rural and “medically underserved” areas of Arizona.Read More »
HB2645 is a relatively obscure bill compared to the debates surrounding school finance, private prisons and industry wars lawmakers are gearing up to engage in. But the country’s youngest self-made woman billionaire thinks the proposed law will revolutionize health care.Read More »
The number of Arizonans signing up for health insurance on the federal marketplace has surpassed last year's total by nearly 55,000 people.Read More »
Arizona’s more than 63,000 medical marijuana patients ate, drank or smoked more than 10 tons of the drug last year.
That’s the equivalent of about seven Volkswagen Beetles, more than 2,300 gallons of milk - or, if you prefer, in excess of 40,000 eight-ounce bags of Cheetos.
The number of Arizonans signing up for health insurance on the federal marketplace has exceeded last year's total by more than 40,000 with another month to go in the current open enrollment period.Read More »