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Health Insurance

Michael Gerson: Americans' right to health care was here long before Obama

Supporters of Obamacare are celebrating that the law is not an unmitigated disaster, just a mitigated one.

April 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Fair, other venues offer insurance enrollment help

Fair, other venues offer insurance enrollment help

Attendees at this weekend’s Fourth Avenue Street Fair will be able to mix shopping and eating with starting the health-insurance enrollment process.

March 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Kathleen Sebelius: Signup for marketplace insurance by March 31

Kathleen Sebelius: Signup for marketplace insurance by March 31

If you or someone you care about does not have health care coverage, it’s not too late to sign up for quality, affordable coverage: but you’ll want to act quickly. The deadline to get insurance is March 31. After that, you’ll have to wait until November to sign up.

March 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Federal pre-existing condition plan extending coverage

The federally-run Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, PCIP, is once again extending coverage for enrollees.

March 16, 2014 6:45 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…

City employees retiring pre-65 straining health-insurance plan

When most workers retire before they are Medicare-eligible at 65, they have to bear the costs of health insurance on their own.

March 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos



Aetna pays $246,000 in Arizona fines

Aetna Life Insurance Co. has paid $246,000 in fines to the state to settle charges that it gave customers misleading or incorrect information and didn’t correctly process and pay claims. 

January 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

January 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
2014 brings new health insurance protections

2014 brings new health insurance protections

We continue to wish our friends and family a happy, healthy new year, and in 2014 these words have renewed meaning.

January 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Number of uninsured AZ kids not declining

Nationally the number of children without health insurance has been steadily declining, but not in Arizona.

November 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Reporter among Tucsonans who find insurance sign-up problematic

Arizonans who want to purchase subsidized health insurance under President Obama’s new law must do it through the federal government, which is operating the state’s marketplace.

October 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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October 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Health-care campaign reaches out to "young invincibles"

Health-care campaign reaches out to "young invincibles"

Twenty-year-old Amy Escobar has no health insurance and says she doesn’t know anything about President Obama’s health law.

October 10, 2013 12:00 am Video Loading…

Online glitch keeps Spanish-speakers from enrolling in health plan

Arizonans who speak only Spanish are unable to use an online tool to purchase insurance under President Obama’s health law.

October 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Steller: Shutdown politics trap Rep. Barber

Steller: Shutdown politics trap Rep. Barber

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber has got himself in a bind.

October 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

5 health insurers outline rates for Arizonans under Affordable Care Act

Paperwork filed by five major health insurers gives Arizona its first glimpse of how much the Affordable Care Act will cost consumers when they begin shopping for mandatory coverage next month.

September 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Affordable Care Act: It isn’t perfect, but it’s a giant step down the road to social justice

Sixteen million Americans who haven’t had access to medical care are eagerly awaiting the Oct. 1 start of the Affordable Care Act, and now Republicans and a few wishy-washy Democrats are saying, “No, it’s not perfect, let’s defund it and start over.”

August 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

What it takes to rescue a heavy heart from the abyss of poverty

I’ve never been poor. I’ve been broke, but I never felt trapped like some of the Southern Arizonans profiled in our poverty series.

August 09, 2013 10:23 amLoading…

Supreme Court ruling preserves benefits

PHOENIX - The partners of gay state and university employees will not lose their health-care and other benefits, at least not now.

June 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…


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