Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Jul 7, 2014

Small business proposals could make health insurance more affordable

President Obama marked the recent conclusion of the open enrollment period for the federal health care law’s insurance exchanges with a celebration at the White House. The administration exceeded its goal of signing up 7 million Americans for insurance coverage.

Rev. Bruce Prescott, left, speaks during a vigil outside a Hobby Lobby store in Edmond, Okla., June 30 in reaction to the Supreme Court's decision that some companies like the Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby chain of arts-and-craft stores can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, if they have religious objections. (AP photo)
Jul 3, 2014

Hobby Lobby ruling bodes well for nonprofits also challenging law

In a blow to the Obama administration that may hint at how a similar challenge will play out next year, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employer-funded health care plans cover certain contraceptives at no cost to employees violates the rights of religious owners of closely-held private companies.

May 2, 2014

Naysayers continue to block implementation of Medicaid restoration

Last year Gov. Jan. Brewer, backed by enlightened legislators on both sides of the aisle, the medical, hospital and business communities, and thousands of activist volunteers across the state, gained a hard-won victory in passage of the Medicaid restoration bill, enabling our state to extend Medicaid coverage to an estimated

House Speaker Andy Tobin, R-Paulden, (left) and Rep. Adam Kwasman, R-Oro Valley (Photos from campaign website and Twitter)
Apr 21, 2014

Romney endorses House Speaker Tobin for Congress

Former Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney endorsed House Speaker Andy Tobin in his bid to be the Republican nominee to face U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick in the November election for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District.

Nov 13, 2013

Report: 739 Arizonans sign up for ‘Obamacare’ coverage

According to the federal government, fewer than 750 Arizonans have signed up for health insurance under the federal marketplace created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

Sep 23, 2013

Upholding our Constitution, not special interests

Arizona has a rich history of sheltering its citizens from reckless tax increases. In 1992, voters passed Proposition 108, a constitutional guarantee to prevent abusive tax increases by requiring two-thirds of the Legislature to approve any new tax levies.

Big decision looms for Ariz. governor on exchange
Nov 27, 2012

Dems hoping Brewer will reach out on health care issues

If Gov. Jan Brewer pushes for a state-run health insurance exchange or Medicaid expansion next session, there is little doubt that she’ll need more than just Republican votes.

Jul 12, 2012

Arizona delegation follows party line on vote to repeal health care act

WASHINGTON – Arizona lawmakers split straight down party lines Wednesday as the House voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, less than two weeks after it was upheld by the Supreme Court.

May 29, 2012

Health insurance refunds on the way for Arizonans

Arizona consumers and businesses reportedly can expect to collect more than $36 million in refunds this summer from health-insurance companies under new provisions of the nation's health-care law.

May 25, 2012

Arizona Medicaid copays challenged by advocacy groups

Two advocacy groups are suing Arizona's Medicaid program over claims of increased and mandatory copayments for low-income adults and childless adults.

May 17, 2012

Arizona eyes new role on health insurance reviews

Arizona is one of more than two dozen states challenging the federal health care overhaul, but Republican Gov. Jan Brewer's administration is moving to implement part of the contested law by reviewing health insurance rates to see if they should be labeled unjustifiably high.

Apr 9, 2012

Group spends $40K on mailers against ‘Obamacare’

The local chapter of Americans for Prosperity has rolled out an expensive campaign to oppose the establishment of a health care exchange in Arizona, a move that puzzled some Republicans who noted there’s no legislation advancing at the state Capitol to set it up here.