Recent Articles from Christopher Leone
Bioscience roadmap: Investigating a decade-long plan to make Arizona an industry player
The dry, sunny climate of Arizona has always been a draw for people seeking its health benefits. Since 2002, the Flinn Foundation has focused on growing Arizona’s image from one recognized for the therapeutic value of its climate to one known for the therapeutic innovations — and commercial viability — of its bioscience sector.
Telemedicine services cut back in Cochise and 96 other U.S. counties
Medicare will no longer cover telemedicine in Cochise County and 96 other U.S. counties because they are now considered urban areas, instead of rural ones. Because of the realignment of standard metropolitan statistical areas, about 1 million Medicare beneficiaries located in rural areas across the country will be affected, many who have been receiving healthcare with the help of telemedicine.
Smaller financial institutions look to single, branded checking account to expand
In 2012, credit unions nationwide added 2 million new customers, earned a higher rate of return on their assets and saw delinquency rates decline compared to 2011. The improving economy has contributed to their success, but they say the growth is also a result of their determination to grow.
ADEQ declares one of its superfund sites safe
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality declared today that one of its 36 superfund sites is safe, nearly 15 years and $12 million after the project began.
Generous retirement plan for politicians and judges may soon end, setting the stage for others to follow
Almost 20 years ago the Arizona auditor general warned that the retirement plan for elected officials and judges was too generous — a member could retire with an income twice as large as an employee with the same salary and years of service in one of the state's other plans.
Arizona credit unions earn their way to the top spot
Arizona’s credit unions took the top spot in the country based on the net income they earned compared to the assets under their management during 2012, according to the National Credit Union Administration’s quarterly report released Tuesday.
Doctors say they can’t afford vaccines for children and adolescents
The economics of vaccinating children and adolescents is causing alarm in the healthcare community as more doctors say they cannot afford to offer vaccines because reimbursements do not cover their costs.
Committee approves bills aimed at public employee unions
Public employee unions in Arizona could take a hit to their pocketbooks and their picket lines if three bills approved late Monday by a state Senate committee become law.
From child abuse to the Golden Rule: Bill would rid state of license plates linked to private groups
Roughly 1,800 Arizonans order a Child Abuse Prevention plate every month. That translates into almost $375,000 per year that goes to programs that prevent child abuse.
Lawmakers propose the ultimate solution to distracted drivers
If you live in northern California, seeing a car driving itself down the highway might not surprise you. They may soon be seen on Arizona roads.