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Medicare's real doctor payment problem

The following editorial appeared Thursday in the Los Angeles Times:

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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.

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CD1/CD2 Watch: DCCC launches ads attacking Republicans over support of Ryan budget bill

CD1/CD2 Watch: DCCC launches ads attacking Republicans over support of Ryan budget bill

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched a new, nationwide ad campaign tying Republican candidates to a budget proposal this week made by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)

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CD1 watch: New ad attacks Kirkpatrick over Medicare

CD1 watch: New ad attacks Kirkpatrick over Medicare

A new online video ad says you should tell Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick to oppose Medicare cuts ... which she says she opposes.

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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.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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How Arizona's members of Congress voted

Key Votes Ahead

January 18, 2014 11:00 pmLoading…
Hospice care eases fear of death and dying

Hospice care eases fear of death and dying

A front-page article appeared in the Star on Dec. 29 regarding hospice care in America (“Hospices recruiting nondying patients”).

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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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Capitol link

This week, the Senate will vote on a two-year budget deal, the 2014 defense budget and presidential nominees.

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State hospital could lose Medicare/Medicaid certification

PHOENIX — A federal agency is threatening to revoke the Arizona State Hospital’s certification, saying it found violations of regulations dealing with patient rights and nursing services.

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Health briefs

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Flu arrives in Pima County; immunizations urged

Flu arrives in Pima County; immunizations urged

A flu case was confirmed in Pima County Tuesday, and health officials say now is the time to get immunized.

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Fitz Blog: Your Tuesday Headlines

Fitz Blog: Your Tuesday Headlines

TEA PARTY REPUBLICANS SHUT DOWN UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WITHOUT HIJACKING AIRLINERS

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Tucson firm joins marketplace under Affordable Care Act

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.

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Fitz Blog: Your Monday Morning Fitz Quiz

Fitz Blog: Your Monday Morning Fitz Quiz

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September 30, 2013 10:15 amLoading…

CAPITOL LINK

Key Votes Ahead

September 20, 2013 5:22 pmLoading…

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.

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Guest Column: Legalizing undocumented immigrants makes economic sense

As Congress takes a summer respite to figure out how to move immigration reform forward in the House, mounting evidence shows that reform would be a plus to the national economy.

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It's time to reform how Medicare pays doctors

The following editorial appeared Thursday in the Washington Post:

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Medicare: Cost-saving changes coming for diabetics

WASHINGTON — Medicare begins a major change next month that could save older diabetics money and time when they buy crucial supplies to test their blood sugar — but it also may cause some confusion as patients figure out the new system.

June 18, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

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