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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.