Medicaid, health care, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, seniors
Apr 6, 2023

State begins to shed thousands from Medicaid, push them to other care

Arizona started purging people from the pandemic-inflated Medicaid rolls this month, a process that could end up pushing more than 600,000 people off the plan, health officials and advocates said.

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.

Nov 8, 2019

Lawmakers, AG look to keep pre-existing condition coverage if Obamacare voided

Two Republican legislators and Attorney General Mark Brnovich are taking the first steps to craft legislation to ensure that Arizonans with pre-existing conditions can still buy health insurance if federal courts strike down the Affordable Care Act.

Oct 30, 2019

Let’s expand what’s working with ACA, address what’s not

From expanding Medicaid in the states to increasing health care literacy, reprioritizing education and enrollment to expanding federal subsidies to help more Arizonans get covered – we need to work on expanding what’s working with the ACA and addressing what isn’t. This could be one of the keys to tackling the high cost of health care in our country while expanding access and coverage for m[...]

Oct 16, 2019

Group tries to dodge fine for campaign finance law violation

A group that spent $260,000 attacking a 2014 foe of Doug Ducey in his first gubernatorial race is trying again to escape paying a fine for violating state campaign finance laws.

May 20, 2019

Medicare for all is actually quality health care for none

Democrats from across the country are uniting around a new legislative proposal, "Medicare for All." This Obamacare 2.0 reboot would in fact cripple and bankrupt our underfunded Medicare system, while denying crucial benefits for our seniors who have paid into it during their entire working lives.

Oct 16, 2018

Treason, Trump, Obamacare at issue in Sinema, McSally debate

Hoping to remind voters of her foe's history, Republican senatorial contender Martha McSally said Monday that Kyrsten Sinema, her Democratic foe, is guilty of supporting "treason.''

Oct 11, 2018

Brnovich, Contreras debate on cases AG has taken

Attorney General Mark Brnovich found himself defending the decisions he made to challenge various federal laws, challenges that his Democrat foe said Wednesday worked against the interests of average Arizonans.

Gov. Doug Ducey (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jun 29, 2018

Look back: Did Ducey deliver on major tenets of his 2014 campaign?

Gov. Doug Ducey kicked off his re-election campaign last week, offering up a series of promises. But what happened to the slew of assurances on the campaign trail four years ago?

Nov 29, 2017

Repeal and replace offers way out of ACA’s limited choices

Our state has already enabled innovative care models, such as Direct Primary Care practices and Health Care Sharing Ministries. By lifting the regulatory burdens that create barriers to health care choice, these models have met the needs of thousands in Arizona, and the number of participants is growing annually.

Christina Corieri (Photo by Jenna Miller/Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 20, 2017

Christina Corieri: Childhood musical sparks life of public policy

Christina Corieri, a senior policy adviser to Gov. Doug Ducey, found her passion for politics after her parents made her watch “1776,” a musical about the Declaration of Independence.

Gov. Doug Ducey
Sep 22, 2017

Ducey says he still supports health care bill

Ducey tweet reacting to McCain's announcement Friday doesn't mention McCain but says the governor still supports the bill and encourages others to do the same.