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Brewer Endorses Medicaid Expansion Under Health Overhaul

Tue, Jan 15, 2013

Healthcare

Governor Jan Brewer will push to expand Arizona’s Medicaid program after all, she has announced, surprising many who have watched her crusade against that and other key components of President Obama’s health care overhaul.Brewer delivered that news Monday (January 14), going off-script in her state of the state address. Despite

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Tags: Arizona, 2013 Arizona Legislature, Jan Brewer, Governor

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Obama's health-care law upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

Thu, Jun 28, 2012

Healthcare

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, handing him a huge election-year political victory and keeping in force the legislative centerpiece of his term, a law aimed at covering more than 30 million uninsured Americans.

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Tags: U.S. Supreme Court, U.S., President of the United States, Affordable Care Act, , Barack Obama

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Health insurance refunds on the way for Arizonans

Sun, May 27, 2012

Healthcare

PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona consumers and businesses reportedly can expect to collect more than $36 million in refunds this summer from health-insurance companies under new provisions of the nation's health-care law.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Health Insurance refunds, Affordable Care Act

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-Arizona middle-class struggling, doing without health care

Sun, Jul 31, 2011

Healthcare

Hard times and economic uncertainty not only hit the checking and savings accounts.They overwhelm the mind and harm the body.Dwindling job security, reduced home values and higher personal health costs have brought untold stress into many middle-class lives.

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Tags: Arizona, Health care, Jobs, Health insurance

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GOP lawmakers tout Medicare reform by stretching a comparison to the health benefits they receive

Sat, Apr 30, 2011

Healthcare

Washington PostBy Glenn Kessler“There’s a lot of misinformation about what we are proposing and what we are not proposing. We’re saying: Save Medicare by reforming it for people who are 54 and below by working like a system just like members of Congress and federal employees have.”— Rep. Paul Ryan,

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Tags: Affordable Healthcare Act, Paul Ryan,

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US OKs Arizona's process to freeze Medicaid unit

Sat, Apr 30, 2011

Healthcare

Tri Valley CentralBy PAUL DAVENPORTAssociated PressPHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona will start implementing Gov. Jan Brewer's plan to reduce Medicaid enrollment to help balance the state budget after receiving federal clearance Friday for the processes the state will use, officials said.

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Tags: Arizona, Jan Brewer, Health Insurance

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States May Face Showdown With Feds Over Cutting Medicaid Rolls

Mon, Jan 31, 2011

Healthcare

Kaiser Health NewsBy Marilyn Werber Serafini and Julie ApplebyKHN Staff WritersFinancially strapped governors, Congress and the Obama administration could be headed for a showdown over the Medicaid health care program that covers 48 million poor, disabled and elderly people nationwide.Arizona's governor has already asked for permission to drop people from

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Tags: Arizona, Medicaid, Health Reform, Politics

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Pentagon Health Plan Won't Cover Brain-Damage Therapy for Troops

Tue, Dec 21, 2010

Healthcare

TruthoutBy T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, and Daniel Zwerdling, NPR  |  NPR and ProPublica During the past few decades, scientists have become increasingly persuaded that people who suffer brain injuries benefit from what is called cognitive rehabilitation therapy -- a lengthy, painstaking process in which patients relearn basic life tasks such

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Tags: U.S., Pentagon, Troops, Brain injuries, Cognitive rehabilitation therapy

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Arizona Cuts Financing for Transplant Patients

Fri, Dec 3, 2010

Healthcare

New York TimesBy Marc LaceyPHOENIX — Even physicians with decades of experience telling patients that their lives are nearing an end are having difficulty discussing a potentially fatal condition that has arisen in Arizona: Death by budget cut.Effective at the beginning of October, Arizona stopped financing certain transplant operations under

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Tags: Arizona, Medicaid, Transplants

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Arizona residents enrolled on AHCCCS lose preventive care

Thu, Oct 21, 2010

Healthcare

Arizona RepublicBy Michelle Ye Hee Lee About 640,000 Arizona residents enrolled in the state's version of Medicaid will no longer receive coverage for some preventive health care because of cuts to the agency's budget.The cuts, which went into effect Oct. 1, mean men and women may have to pay out

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Tags: Arizona, Medicaid, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, AHCCCS

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