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Judge voids prisoner health care settlement (access required)

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A U.S. district court judge has voided a six-year-old prison health care class action settlement and ordered a trial after the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry and its health care contractors consistently failed to hold up their end of the agreement.

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To fix health care, build on what’s working

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When it comes to health care, most Americans want essentially the same thing – lower costs, better quality, and improved access for those who need it most. While it suffered from some bumps in the road during its implementation and rollout, the Affordable Care Act has done a decent job at expanding coverage to an additional 20 million Americans who did not previously have access to care while protecting patients with pre-existing conditions.

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State fined $1.1M over prison health care

This July 23, 2014, file photo shows a state prison in Florence. Gov. Doug Ducey announced in his January 13 State of the State Address his intention to close the historic prison. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

A federal judge presiding over a legal settlement on the quality of health care in Arizona's prisons has imposed $1.1 million in contempt of court fines against the state for failing to follow through on its promises to improve inmate care.

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Health care worker’s plea: Vote, make sure voice is heard

Vote in a political campaign concept with a graphic element icon of voting as a jigsaw puzzle that is complete representing democratic elections organisation and campaigning for government positions of power between conservatives and liberals.

This year, more than ever, health care workers must let their voice be heard and cast a vote. COVID-19 has ruined the lives of far too many families, leading to heartbreak, frustration, anger, and fear. Just like wearing a facemask, do the responsible thing, and do your civic duty. A vote on Tuesday is a vote to end this pandemic.

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