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Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System

Appeals court says lawmakers can sue to block Medicaid funding plan

PHOENIX — In a major victory for the legislative minority, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that lawmakers on the losing end of last year’s Medicaid expansion have a constitutional right to challenge the law and the levy it imposes.

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US to Arizona: It's crunch time on health enrollments

US to Arizona: It's crunch time on health enrollments

With a deadline looming, the federal government is stepping up efforts to enroll Arizonans in health insurance.

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Supreme Court ruling sides with Planned Parenthood

PHOENIX — Arizona cannot cut off family-planning funding to Planned Parenthood simply because the organization also provides abortions, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.

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Republican lawmakers want limits on Medicaid

PHOENIX — Unable to block expansion of Medicaid in Arizona, Republican legislators are now seeking to impose new restrictions on who can get care, and for how long.

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Tucson Republican wants to repeal AHCCCS expansion

PHOENIX — Even as he conceded his plan is likely doomed, a Southern Arizona lawmaker is leading a move to repeal last year’s expansion of the state Medicaid program.

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Kid from Flowing Wells grows up to be county's most powerful man

Kid from Flowing Wells grows up to be county's most powerful man

His critics call him “King Huckelberry” or simply, “King Chuck.”

January 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos



Group plans big push in Arizona for health-law insurance sign-ups

Seventy percent of uninsured Americans have not yet been to their state’s online health marketplace, says a new study by Enroll America, which for that reason is increasing its outreach in Arizona.

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Tax plan to help Tucson hospitals cover unpaid care rejected

The federal government has denied a request from the city of Tucson that would have allowed local hospitals to draw down millions of government dollars to cover patients who can’t pay.

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County would save $300K if more inmates sign up for insurance

County officials are eyeing a specific group of people to sign up for the government-administered health-care marketplace — jail inmates.

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Brewer asks judge to block lawmakers' Medicaid expansion challenge

PHOENIX — Dissident lawmakers should be blocked from challenging the vote of the majority of their colleagues to expand Medicaid in Arizona, the lawyer for Gov. Jan Brewer told a judge late Friday.

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Group: Number in state's Medicaid program could grow 90 percent

PHOENIX — A free-market advocacy group contends the decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to expand the state’s Medicaid program will immediately increase the number of people in the program by nearly 90 percent.

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Brewer says killing "Obamacare" now could cripple the state budget

Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday that she does not want U.S. House Republicans to succeed in their bid to shut down the Affordable Care Act, saying it would “devastate” the state budget.

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Brewer asks court to dismiss AHCCCS expansion challenge

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer asked a judge on Wednesday to throw out a legal challenge to Medicaid expansion, which she said was filed by “disgruntled legislators” who were not able to kill it any other way.

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Poverty worsens in Tucson, but unemployment improves

Poverty worsens in Tucson, but unemployment improves

Tucson’s poverty rates remained among the nation’s highest last year, with 1 in 5 living below the poverty threshold.

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Republican lawmakers sue to void AHCCCS expansion

PHOENIX — After losing on the floor of Legislature, 36 Republican lawmakers are now asking a judge to invalidate the Medicaid expansion plan they couldn’t block politically.

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Anti-AHCCCS expansion petitions fail. Issue headed to court

PHOENIX — The fate of a law to expand Medicaid in Arizona is now expected to be resolved by the courts, not the ballot box.

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Anti-AHCCCS expansion petition drive in trouble

PHOENIX — Organizers of a bid to block Medicaid expansion in Arizona conceded they may not have the necessary petition signatures to force the issue to the ballot.

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Court upholds Planned Parenthood funding

PHOENIX — Arizona cannot cut Planned Parenthood out of its Medicaid program simply because the organization also provides abortions paid for with other funds, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

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Gov. Brewer calls surprise special session on budget, Medicaid

PHOENIX — Tired of waiting for action, Gov. Jan Brewer forced lawmakers back to the Capitol late Tuesday to start approving her budget and Medicaid expansion.

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House panel shuns Brewer on Medicaid

House panel shuns Brewer on Medicaid

Gov. Jan Brewer

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