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PINAL COUNTY & ARIZONA NEWS : Healthcare

Congressional Committee Holds AJ Hearing Amid accusations of bias
Tue, Dec 10, 2013Healthcare
Representative Darrell Issa (R, Calif. 49th Dist.), Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) came to Apache Junction last Friday to hold a Congressional Field Hearing on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The City Council Chamber was filled with interested parties who showed up at 10 Read More

Tags: Arizona, The Affordable Care Act,

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Some decry health law at a federal hearing in AJ
Sat, Dec 7, 2013Healthcare
Several Arizona residents criticized the Affordable Care Act at a hearing Friday in Apache Junction, telling members of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that they will be forced against their will to change health insurers.

Tags: Arizona, Affordable Care Act, Congressional House Commiittee on Oversight and Reform

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Arizona delegation splits as House passes ‘Keep Your Health Plan' bill
Sun, Nov 17, 2013Healthcare
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Flagstaff, said she is angered by problems with the rollout of Obamacare. But she opposed the Keep Your Health Plan Act because it would undermine health-care reform without improving reform in the long run.WASHINGTON -- Arizona Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and Ron Barber joined 37 other Democrats who Read More

Tags: United States Congress, Congresswomen Ann Kirkpatrick, H.R. 3350

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3 State Exchange Leaders Try To Get Good News Out
Tue, Nov 19, 2013Healthcare
Democrats in states running their own exchanges are seeking to put a more positive spin on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, despite the mostly negative news coming out of Washington.“What we’re seeing is incredible momentum,” Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, said during a conference call for Read More

Tags: United States, Affordable Care Act, Healthcare Exchanges, California

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Whatever ‘Obamacare’ result, Ariz. wise to take federal funds
Tue, Apr 23, 2013Healthcare
By J. Fife Symington III My Turn Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:59 AMArizona has come to a critical point of decision regarding health care and the federal government’s deepening occupation of that field. In choosing Arizona’s course, state policy makers must weigh all the circumstances — many beyond their control Read More

Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Congress, Medicaid, J. Fife Symington III

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Editorial: Expanding AHCCCS
Sun, Jan 27, 2013Healthcare
A major part of President Barack Obama’s controversial health care plan, one that gets relatively little notice, is the expansion of Medicaid. Yet that part of the Affordable Care Act is to provide health care coverage to about half of the 30 million people expected to eventually gain it through Read More

Tags: Arizona, Affordable Care Act, Jan Brewer, Medicaid

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Brewer Endorses Medicaid Expansion Under Health Overhaul
Tue, Jan 15, 2013Healthcare
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 Read More

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, 2012Healthcare
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.

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, 2012Healthcare
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.

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, 2011Healthcare
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.

Tags: Arizona, Health care, Jobs, Health insurance

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