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Franks' proposed 20-week abortion ban returns

Wed, May 13, 2015

Healthcare

A revised bill authored by U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., that would ban abortions after 20 weeks is expected to be debated and voted on Wednesday in the House. The legislation originally was to come to the House floor in January. But it was pulled from consideration by House GOP leaders

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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Exceed 2014 Numbers

Sat, Jan 17, 2015

Healthcare

The number of Arizonans enrolled in the Affordable Care Act has exceeded last year’s total by more than 40,000 and there’s still another month to go in the open enrollment period.

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Congressional Committee Holds AJ Hearing Amid accusations of bias

Tue, Dec 10, 2013

Healthcare

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

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Tags: Arizona, The Affordable Care Act,

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Some decry health law at a federal hearing in AJ

Sat, Dec 7, 2013

Healthcare

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.

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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, 2013

Healthcare

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

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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, 2013

Healthcare

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

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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, 2013

Healthcare

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

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

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Editorial: Expanding AHCCCS

Sun, Jan 27, 2013

Healthcare

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

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

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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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