Arizona’s health care system may experience some cloudy days as the state may soon face its greatest nursing shortage since the 1970s. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration, 16 states are not going to have an adequate supply of nurses by the year 2025.Read More »
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More people die in Arizona each year by suicide than from motor vehicle accidents.
The state spends more than $8,500 per person per year to assist the seriously mentally ill — more than to educate children in the public school system.
Four years after Arizona froze enrollment in KidsCare, the state’s children’s health insurance program, the program is barely registering a pulse.Read More »
Hundreds of people rallied around the Capitol in February urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a controversial religious liberties bill, and the crowd broke out in elation when the governor announced she had broken out her veto stamp for the first time this year to knock down the bill.Read More »
Organizations working to help Arizona residents enroll in health insurance plans on the new federal exchange said Tuesday a steady flow of people was signing up as the deadline loomed to get coverage that starts Jan. 1.Read More »
At a Pima County Republican Party luncheon in Tucson, voters arrive to hear a speech from the latest GOP candidate to enter the race to serve Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.Read More »
The midterm congressional elections are still a year off, but the Republican Party started ratcheting up its campaign this week against three freshman Arizona Democrats it has targeted in the race.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Arizona Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and Ron Barber joined 37 other Democrats who crossed the aisle Friday and voted for a GOP-backed bill to let people keep their current insurance policies under the health care reform act.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Only 739 Arizona residents signed up for health insurance in the first month after the troubled health insurance marketplace went online, according to numbers released this week on the centerpiece of the Affordable Care Act.Read More »
Despite the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Arizona Democrats touted the law’s “many, many positive aspects” and showcased one woman Monday who successfully got health insurance through healthcare.gov.Read More »