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UA, TUSD join fight against asthma

The University of Arizona has partnered with the American Lung Association in Arizona to provide asthma care in 16 TUSD elementary schools starting in the fall.

March 19, 2014 12:45 pmLoading…

State tries to increase Latino signups for Affordable Care Act

Eligible uninsured people have about five weeks to sign up for the health- care marketplace, but so far Latinos are a no show.

March 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Health-care reform tool available for small firms

There are many opinions about Obamacare for small businesses, but what are the facts about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for the almost 400,000 small businesses in Arizona?

October 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona law restricting homegrown medical marijuana is challenged

Arizona law restricting homegrown medical marijuana is challenged

PHOENIX — A constitutional right to control your own health care is not a right to grow your own medical marijuana, according to an attorney for the state’s top health official.

September 17, 2013 6:30 pmLoading…

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.

September 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson hospitals back short-term tax to leverage matching federal funds

Some Tucson hospitals could share in a federal windfall of up to $70 million to help cover medical costs for those who can't pay, if the City Council signs off on the deal tonight.

August 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson woman's health ordeal — with no insurance — shared by many others

Her leg inexplicably purple, painful and double its size, University of Arizona student Aimee Snyder cried herself to sleep, desperate to avoid going to an emergency room.

August 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson entrepreneur McCusker launches new integrated home-health-care firm

Tucson entrepreneur McCusker launches new integrated home-health-care firm

AirVida's Jerry Thomas, who was at Sinfonia for a meeting, conducts business on the phone while seated at the conference table inside Sinfonía HealthCare Corp. at 1 E. Toole Ave. On the other side of the glass wall is Toole Avenue Hive, a co-workspace for young entrepreneurs.

July 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson entrepreneur McCusker launches new integrated home-health-care firm

Tucson entrepreneur McCusker launches new integrated home-health-care firm

had a business plan a few weeks after retiring.

July 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson entrepreneur McCusker launches new integrated home-health-care firm

Tucson entrepreneur McCusker launches new integrated home-health-care firm

Founder Fletcher McCusker wanted a drum kit, guitars and a basketball hoop set up in the offices of Sinfonía HealthCare Corp., so that employees could relieve some stress.

July 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson businessman McCusker launches new integrated home-health-care firm

Tucson businessman McCusker launches new integrated home-health-care firm

Just a few weeks after "retiring" as founding CEO of Providence Service Corp. last November, Fletcher McCusker handed his wife a five-page document, and it wasn't a vacation brochure.

July 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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TMC joins wellness - not sickness - business

TMC joins wellness - not sickness - business

TMC registered dietitian Laurie Ledford demonstrates healthy recipes and alternatives to using Crisco.

July 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson Medical Center joins wellness - not sickness - business

Tucson Medical Center joins wellness - not sickness - business

It took some convincing for leaders at Tucson Medical Center to invest in a program that aims to put hospitals out of business.

July 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

White House touts health-care benefits for Arizonans

WASHINGTON - More than 420,000 Arizonans will get health insurance rebates under President Obama's health-care plan, the White House said Thursday as the president went on the offensive for his beleaguered plan.

July 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Key part of health law is put off till '15

WASHINGTON - In a major concession to business groups, the Obama administration Tuesday unexpectedly announced a one-year delay, until after the 2014 elections, in a central requirement of the new health-care law that many companies provide coverage for their workers or face fines.

July 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest Column: Provision of health care law will hurt Arizona's bioscience future

Investors are the lifeblood of bioscience and health-care innovation.

June 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Database of Arizona hospital charges, outcomes now posted on Web

PHOENIX - If you're going to need hospital care, a new state website lets you compare among more than 100 hospitals around the state.

June 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Exploring possible pitfall of Affordable Care Act: Many under 40 might not buy in

Virtually all Americans will be required to have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act starting in 2014, and President Obama especially wants young, healthy people to sign up.

June 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Cheering TMC crowd hears Brewer pitch wider AHCCCS

Cheering TMC crowd hears Brewer pitch wider AHCCCS

Gov. Jan Brewer: "The question for Arizonans today is not whether the law should exist. It does. The Supreme Court upheld it. The question is whether we will take decisive action in a way that most benefits Arizona's families, businesses and hospitals."

May 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Cheering TMC crowd hears Brewer pitch wider AHCCCS

Cheering TMC crowd hears Brewer pitch wider AHCCCS

Gov. Jan Brewer led a lively "pep rally" for Medicaid expansion at Tucson Medical Center on Wednesday morning, drawing cheers, shouts of support and a standing ovation from about 250 local health-care executives, business leaders and other citizens.

May 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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