Department of Health and Human Services

homelessness, Biden administration
May 19, 2023

White House vows more federal aid to reduce homelessness in 5 cities and California

Five major U.S. cities, including Phoenix, and the state of California will receive federal help to get unsheltered residents into permanent housing under a new plan launched Thursday as part of the Biden administration's larger goal to reduce homelessness 25% by 2025.

Medicaid, health insurance, Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
May 15, 2023

Arizonans at risk of losing Medicaid have options

With the end of the federal public health emergency signaling a return to “normal,” millions of Americans – including an estimated 600,000 Arizonans – are at risk of losing their Medicaid health coverage.

healthcare, inflation, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, health insurance, enrollment period, Biden, Trump
Jan 26, 2023

Record numbers sign up for Obamacare health coverage 

A record number of Arizonans signed up for health insurance this year under the Affordable Care Act, as enrollment in the program continues to rebound from the Trump administration’s efforts to suppress coverage.

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Pentagon, military spending, Arizona, Tucson, Greater Phoenix Area Chamber of Commerce, Mesa, Defense Department, Covid, University of Arizona, Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, aerospace, defense
Dec 12, 2022

Arizona slipped from top 10 in Pentagon spending, but defense economy still strong

Pentagon spending in Arizona fell sharply in fiscal 2021, part of an overall decline in expenditures nationally that bumped the state from seventh place among states to 13th, according to Defense Department data released this fall.

Jun 8, 2020

Doctors sue feds to loosen grip on drug used to prevent COVID-19

A Tucson-based national organization of doctors has sued the federal Department of Health and Human Services for putting roadblocks in the path of physicians who want to prescribe hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19. The lawsuit, filed in Michigan, asks a federal judge to overturn an order by the Food and Drug Administration, part of HHS, which […]

Jun 27, 2019

Democrats in Congress are not serious about ending border crisis

We are on an unsustainable path that we cannot continue. I will be introducing legislation in the coming weeks to address the border crisis and fix the loopholes in our immigration laws. I hope my Democrat colleagues will join me in ending this crisis once and for all.

May 7, 2014

Arizona leads nation in children who signed up for ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON – Arizona leads the nation in the percentage of children who enrolled in health care through the federal marketplace, according to the latest numbers from the Department of Health and Human Services.