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ACHA Medicaid cuts will hit Arizona’s children harder than other states

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Healthcare

Last week, Rep. Heather Carter, R-Cave Creek, chairwoman of the House Health Committee, wrote that federal Medicaid cuts “threaten the progress Arizona has made in delivering quality, affordable health care to millions across our state.” Phoenix Children’s Hospital agrees and, as Arizona’s only health care system focused exclusively on kids, can

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Tags: Arizona, Affordable Care Act repeal

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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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Tags: Arizona, Affordable Care Act

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Local Dems fire back at Koch bros. Obamacare ads

Sat, Apr 5, 2014

Local Democratic leaders, bristling at new attack ads aimed at convincing the Affordable Care Act was bad for their community, came out to defend the law and and two of Arizona’s congressional representatives for their support of Obamacare.Even after five years of political wrangling since the Patient Protection and Affordable

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Congressional Districts, the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, U.S. Rep Ann Kirkpatricks

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Gosar visits Havasu

Thu, Dec 19, 2013

US Congress

While some might talk about making changes to the Affordable Care Act, Congressman Paul Gosar said he wants the whole thing eliminated.“(Many discussions on Obamacare focus on) nibbling at the corners, when the whole thing has to go away,” Gosar told about 20 members of the business community Wednesday morning

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Tags: U.S. Congress, Representative Paul Gosar, CD 4, The Affordable Care Act

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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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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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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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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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