With a deadline looming, the federal government is stepping up efforts to enroll Arizonans in health insurance.
A front-page article appeared in the Star on Dec. 29 regarding hospice care in America (“Hospices recruiting nondying patients”).
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.
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.
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.
A Tucson-based insurance company is diversifying from covering only government plans and will be part of the Arizona marketplace created under President Obama’s health law.
Tucson’s poverty rates remained among the nation’s highest last year, with 1 in 5 living below the poverty threshold.
PHOENIX — With all Republicans opposed, a House panel voted Monday to reject the proposal by Gov. Jan Brewer to use federal dollars to expand the state's Medicaid program.
PHOENIX — Conceding he lacks the votes, House Speaker Andy Tobin gave up today in his bid to adopt his version of a Medicaid expansion plan.
Gov. Jan Brewer led a lively “pep rally” for Medicaid expansion at Tucson Medical Center this morning , drawing cheers, shouts of support and a standing ovation from about 250 local healthcare executives, business leaders and regular citizens.
PHOENIX — In an historic move, a group of Republican senators united with Democrats this afternoon to approve the plan by Gov. Jan Brewer to sharply expand the state's Medicaid program.
PHOENIX — Calling the governor's proposal unacceptable and politically unsalable at the Legislature, House Speaker Andy Tobin unveiled a new plan today to expand Medicaid — and give Arizona voters the final say.
PHOENIX — Saying there are technical problems with the proposal, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation Friday which would have allowed individuals to shop around for the best price on health care needs.
A Tucson man will have to reimburse AHCCCS more than $225,000 after admitting Monday he abused his girlfriend and endangered her health earlier this year, causing her to be hospitalized.
Romney issued a memo today:
Do you have an employee who thinks he can show up at work with his clothes reeking of marijuana and get away with it just by saying the doctor told him to inhale?
PHOENIX — State officials have started picking winners for nearly 100 certificates to run medical marijuana dispensaries in what is a key implementation step for the voter-created health program.
PHOENIX — Attorney General Tom Horne is going to seek a court ruling that the planned medical marijuana dispensaries are illegal and cannot be opened.
ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — An Eloy man with a valid Arizona medical marijuana card has been arrested for allegedly having more than six times the legal amount of medicinal pot in his possession.
BENSON — Doing his best to ignore pain from the gastric cancer quickly taking his life, 80-year-old Domenick L. Colucci dressed for the occasion: A red U.S. flag shirt and the caption “Proud to be an American” underneath.