The Arizona Department of Health Services estimates that the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or AHCCCS, Arizona’s Medicaid program, pays for more than half of the estimated $115 million spent every year on asthma-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations.Read More »
Businessman Bob Worsley dug deep into his own pocket, loaning his campaign $140,000 in his race to defeat former senator Russell Pearce.Read More »
Three big hospital groups in the state have severed their membership from the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association.
Abrazo Health Care, Banner Health and Dignity Health, which runs St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, today informed the association that they are withdrawing.
With an uptick in state revenues, Gov. Jan Brewer is proposing to alleviate some of the pain the state’s Medicaid providers have been experiencing.
The governor wants to give a 3 percent rate increase to state health care providers, including physicians, behavioral health professionals and nursing facilities.
But one group that is among the worst hit by years of incessant budget cutting would be left out — hospitals.
For 15 years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has urged states to pass laws requiring children to ride in booster seats up to age 8 or until they are 4 feet 9 inches tall. But Arizona remains one of three states that doesn’t require the use of booster seats, as bills have repeatedly failed at the state Legislature. Current Arizona law requires child restraints until age 5.Read More »
This is the original Good Samaritan Hospital of Phoenix — an apartment house on Third Avenue south of Van Buren StreetRead More »
Banner Health is threatening to withhold pay raises next year because of state cuts to the Medicaid medical program for the poor.Read More »
Like many states grappling with record-breaking budget deficits, Arizona has had to cut back on its health care and social services. What makes Arizona unique is the extent it has gone to save money — by restricting coverage of certain transplant procedures, arguing that they are optional or palliative. Yet the cuts are putting vulnerable Arizonans at risk of dying without the money to pay for procedures that may save their lives.Read More »