Panel considering whether to revive challenge to law barring abortions based solely on genetic abnormalities
A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel is mulling whether to revive a challenge to the 2021 law barring abortions based solely on genetic abnormalities. A district court judge previously declined to renew an injunction on the law as he found the abortion providers and organizations that brought the suit no longer had standing to bring a pre-enforcement challenge post-Dobbs.
A widespread Medicaid scam that left an unknown number of Native Americans homeless in metro Phoenix is being declared a public health state of emergency by the Blackfeet Nation of Montana after the Navajo Nation took similar action in June.
A year after the U.S. Supreme Court returned regulation of abortion to the states, the first full legislative sessions post-Roe v. Wade produced a lot of confusion and little agreement, with more extreme measures going so far as to propose criminalizing pregnant people – once unthinkable on all sides of the debate.
AHCCCS halts payments to 100 providers as officials allege multi-million-dollar scam targeting Native Americans
The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, better known as AHCCCS, suspended payments to more than 100 care providers suspected of scamming the state out of hundreds of millions of dollars while victimizing thousands of Native Americans, officials said on Tuesday.
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.
COVID-19 has provided a valuable view of what can be done by working together on behalf of patients and in pursuit of a healthier nation. By continuing to pull in the same direction, we can do so much more.
We congratulate AHCCCS on the implementation of AHCCCS Complete Care – a model surely to be duplicated elsewhere and one that will better serve patients, providers and everyone involved in the care for Arizonans for years to come.
State legislators are planning an assault on the constitutional right of Arizonans to enact their own laws unfettered by legislative interference.