WASHINGTON – Arizona lawmakers split straight down party lines Wednesday as the House voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, less than two weeks after it was upheld by the Supreme Court.Read More »
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A year ago, Republicans boasted that they made the tough decisions on state spending needed to close a massive budget deficit. The decision to freeze enrollment in state-funded health care for the poor was held up most often by Republicans as a shining example of how they addressed the festering fiscal imbalance.
But one incentive might persuade Arizona’s policymakers to let the uninsured back into the Medicaid fold: cash — lots of it.
By upholding the federal health care law, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to establish their own health insurance exchanges — web portals where individuals and small businesses can purchase health plans.Read More »
WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts could have taken down the entire, massive health care law that his fellow Republicans deride as "Obamacare." He could have prevented the Supreme Court decision that largely disabled the most disputed aspects of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants.Read More »
Fresh from its U.S. Supreme Court victory, the Obama administration today rolled out another financial incentive for states to implement their own health care exchanges, which are key components of the federal health care overhaul.Read More »
Although the US Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate in the federal health care reform law on the grounds that it is a tax – and referred to it as such more than 400 times in today’s ruling – Dems who showed up for a press conference this morning (June 28) steered clear from referencing it as such.Read More »
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the vast majority of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that virtually all Americans have health insurance.Read More »
TUCSON — Democratic congressional candidate Ron Barber says he'll seek changes to federal health care legislation widely known as Obamacare if he wins the 8th Congressional District seat.Read More »
The local chapter of Americans for Prosperity has rolled out an expensive campaign to oppose the establishment of a health care exchange in Arizona, a move that puzzled some Republicans who noted there’s no legislation advancing at the state Capitol to set it up here.Read More »
Arizona’s policymakers clashed with members of the business community and insurance industry Nov. 2 over whether to implement a key component of the federal health care overhaul. Under the federal law, states have the option to run their own health insurance exchange, which will ultimately be a web portal where individuals and businesses can buy insurance. If states choose not to implement the exchanges, the federal government will do it for them.Read More »