Governors who reject health insurance for the poor under the federal health care overhaul could wind up in a politically awkward position on immigration: A quirk in the law means some U.S. citizens would be forced to go without coverage, while legal immigrants residing in the same state could still get it.Read More »
In California, a new law makes it a crime for a dog to pursue a bear or bobcat at any time.
In Illinois, it’s now illegal to sell, trade or distribute shark fins.
The National Conference of State Legislatures has compiled a list of laws around the country that went into effect Jan. 1. Here are others, as described by the NCSL.
My name is Laura Gargiulo and I am a 45 year-old single mom to Jack, my energetic 11year-old son. I have a bachelor of science in English and a master of education in secondary education and teach part time as an English adjunct professor at Phoenix College. Oh, and one more thing, I don’t have health insurance.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer’s decision to not pursue a state-operated health care exchange sets the stage for a showdown over how to deal with Arizona’s uninsured population.Read More »
I spent 16 years in the United States Congress fighting for patient choice/free market health care reform. No member of Congress pushed harder for health care reform than I did. I fought Obamacare with every ounce of my being.Read More »
At one Phoenix medical center, health care reform means creating an electronic records system to reduce the distressingly high number of patients who die from hospital-acquired infections.Read More »
Arizona was one of the best states in the nation when it came to the annual funding of pensions and health care for state retirees in 2010, according to a national report released this week.Read More »
Arizona consumers and businesses reportedly can expect to collect more than $36 million in refunds this summer from health-insurance companies under new provisions of the nation's health-care law.Read More »
Arizona is one of more than two dozen states challenging the federal health care overhaul, but Republican Gov. Jan Brewer's administration is moving to implement part of the contested law by reviewing health insurance rates to see if they should be labeled unjustifiably high.Read More »
The Senate today skipped voting on legislation to allow employers with a religious objection to deny contraception coverage to their workers, which indicates that proponents have yet to persuade enough lawmakers to back the controversial proposal.Read More »