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Mar 14, 2023

Independent healthcare providers believe health plans should pay their bills

It is not controversial to ask companies to pay their bills on time, talk to their partners when there is a dispute and provide a reason if they are not going to pay their bills. This is what HB2290 asks the commercial health insurers to do.

Jan 14, 2022

Treasury: Arizona risks relief funds over anti-mandate rules

The Biden administration is threatening to recoup COVID-19 relief funds sent to Arizona over state provisions that it says discourage families and school districts from following federal guidance recommending face coverings in schools. At issue are two state programs meant to help schools and students but direct funding away from jurisdictions with mask requirements. Arizona’s […]

Oct 1, 2021

State’s hospital profits soar

Arizona hospitals overall saw huge increases in their profits last year despite -- or more likely, because of -- Covid.

Dec 31, 2018

Law to thwart ‘surprise’ medical bills to take effect

Arizonans are finally going to get some protection from "surprise'' hospital bills.

Nov 25, 2014

VA fires troubled Phoenix hospital director

Nearly seven months after the Department of Veterans Affairs became embroiled in a nationwide scandal, the agency fired the head of its troubled Phoenix hospital amid allegations of misconduct and cover-ups.

Gov. Jan Brewer (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)
Feb 4, 2014

Brewer-backed independent expenditure committee rakes in cash

An independent expenditure committee backed by Gov. Jan Brewer and expected to benefit the Republican legislators who sided with her in last year’s Medicaid expansion fight has raised more than $600,000 so far.

Federal judge puts Arizona abortion law on hold
Nov 27, 2013

Arizona updating regulations on abortion clinics

Arizona health officials are drafting new rules on regulation of abortion clinics as required under a wide-ranging 2012 state law.

Nov 13, 2013

Officials: Valley agencies close to eliminating chronic homelessness among vets

By Jan. 1, housing agencies will have found homes for the last 56 chronically homeless veterans in the Valley, making it the first metropolitan area in the country to accomplish this, advocates say.

Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signs the Medicaid expansion law, June 17, in Phoenix. The law expands the state's Medicaid program following her victory over conservatives in her own party opposed to embracing a key part of President Obama's health care overhaul. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 12, 2013

Judge sets date to hear Medicaid expansion lawsuit

A judge will hear arguments in a lawsuit seeking to block Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan early next month.

Nov 4, 2013

Brewer committee expected to help pro-Medicaid Republicans

Gov. Jan Brewer is hitting the fundraising trail again for an independent expenditure committee that is expected to help the Republican lawmakers who backed her Medicaid expansion plan.

Nov 4, 2013

Republican candidates could benefit from their support of Medicaid

When asked how his vote for Medicaid expansion could threaten his chances at another term in the Arizona Legislature, Senate Majority Leader John McComish points to an Arizona Capitol Times newspaper hanging in a frame behind his desk “The risk of defiance,” the headline reads. “What will GOP senators’ ‘no’ votes on immigration bills cost them?”

Oct 21, 2013

Groups propose mental health database

The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission and several lawyers are laying the groundwork for a database to keep track of people who are under court-ordered mental-health treatment, a tool for police and judges.