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PINAL COUNTY & ARIZONA NEWS : Healthcare

Lawyers want state to cover costs of monitoring inmate care

Tue, Dec 31, 2019

Healthcare

PHOENIX -- Attorneys challenging the quality of health care in Arizona’s prisons want to force the state to cover all costs in monitoring whether the state is fulfilling its promises in a legal settlement to improve inmate care.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Prisons, Healthcare

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Arizona Recognizes Rural Health Day

Sat, Nov 23, 2019

Healthcare

Phoenix – Governor Doug Ducey declared November 21, 2019 Rural Health Day in Arizona to recognize the economic contributions of Arizona’s rural communities and affirm the state’s commitment to ensuring access to high-quality health care for all of the state’s residents.

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Tags: Arizona, Governor Ducey, Rural Healthcare

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Arizona's Rural Hospitals Facing Severe Doctor Shortage Kyma

Mon, Sep 9, 2019

Healthcare

Associated Press -  Workers have taken over the lobby of Benson Hospital. The room is getting fresh coats of paint and the carpet is getting tossed in favor of synthetic wood planks.Renovation is a scenario that’s rare to see in hospitals in rural Arizona. But Benson Hospital avoided being one of

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Healthcare, Doctor shortiagero

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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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Lawmaker doesn't want Pinal to become 'open grow' for medical pot

Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Healthcare

PHOENIX — State lawmakers are moving to keep medical marijuana dispensaries in the rural areas of the state. On a 5-4 vote Monday, the House Committee on Military, Veterans and Regulatory Affairs approved legislation which says that those who were the first to open marijuana stores following the 2010 voter approval

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Medical Marijuana, rural dispensaries

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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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Tags: Arizona, Abortion Ban, Congress, Trent Franks

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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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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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