The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association is suing the state and the federal health department over the decision to cut the reimbursement rate to hospitals and health care providers.Read More »
Arizona today received $30 million in grant money from the Obama administration to help the state establish a health insurance exchange.
This is on top of the $1 million in planning grant the state earlier got.
The exchange, which is aimed at making it easier for individuals and small businesses to purchase health insurance, is a key component of the federal health care overhaul.
A federal judge's decision to allow a uranium mine to operate under an existing plan is being challenged.Read More »
Arizona's redistricting commission plans Tuesday to resume work on new maps of congressional and legislative districts now that the Arizona Supreme Court has undone Gov. Jan Brewer's attempt to fire the commission's chair.Read More »
One of the challenges to having good choices is how inclusive those choices are with respect to the methods of care that Arizona citizens find effective and economic. To the extent those effective methods are not part of the conversation the care offered through the exchange may be inadequate or discriminatory.Read More »
A joint legislative panel today refused to recommend a proposal that would require insurance companies to cover programs to help people stop smoking.Read More »
With the deadline for getting a measure on the Feb. 28 ballot looming, the prospects for a special session to refer Proposition 106 back to the ballot seemed bleak.Read More »
Imagine hiring a builder to add a kitchen on to your house. You agree to a price, sign a contract, and take out a loan. But without consulting you, the builder decides instead to build a garage. You would sue him for violating the contract and you would win.
This is exactly what Cave Creek School District did when it broke its contract with the voters.
The difficulty of persuading groups to comply with campaign finance reporting laws stems from a more aggressive interpretation of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that gave corporations and labor unions the same speech rights as individuals.Read More »
Three Arizona hospital systems are pooling their money to take advantage of a federal program that will cover nearly 20,000 more children under the KidsCare program while also providing millions of dollars to offset the cost of covering uninsured patients.Read More »