For too long, our health care system has emphasized treating sickness rather than supporting wellness. The system has become a complex and difficult maze to maneuver and has resulted in countless missed opportunities to prevent disease.Read More »
Attorneys representing the state’s prisoners are asking a federal judge to order the Arizona Department of Corrections to make a plan to comply with a 2015 agreement to provide adequate healthcare for prisoners.Read More »
Too many children suffering from neurological autoimmune disorders lack access to resources to correctly diagnose them, a state lawmaker says.Read More »
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department says the cost of its benchmark plan on HealthCare.gov will go up over twice the national average.Read More »
A dean of the state’s medical school warned today that chaos surrounding the transition to the Affordable Care Act may drive young prospects away from medical school.Read More »
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 »
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 »