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Social Security and You: Benefits paid in arrears

A longtime Social Security spokesman shares his expertise with readers.

July 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Report: Ariz. provided food stamps to incarcerated, dead

PHOENIX — Arizona provided food stamps and welfare benefits to some people behind bars — and some who were dead — according to a new report.

April 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Michael Gerson: Americans' right to health care was here long before Obama

Supporters of Obamacare are celebrating that the law is not an unmitigated disaster, just a mitigated one.

April 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Fair, other venues offer insurance enrollment help

Fair, other venues offer insurance enrollment help

Attendees at this weekend’s Fourth Avenue Street Fair will be able to mix shopping and eating with starting the health-insurance enrollment process.

March 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona House OKs
softened lifetime
limits on Medicaid

Arizona House OKs softened lifetime limits on Medicaid

PHOENIX — The state House voted Thursday to put a five-year lifetime cap on government-funded health care — but not for everyone.

March 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
US to Arizona: It's crunch time on health enrollments

US to Arizona: It's crunch time on health enrollments

With a deadline looming, the federal government is stepping up efforts to enroll Arizonans in health insurance.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos



Tax plan to help Tucson hospitals cover unpaid care rejected

The federal government has denied a request from the city of Tucson that would have allowed local hospitals to draw down millions of government dollars to cover patients who can’t pay.

December 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Health-care campaign reaches out to "young invincibles"

Health-care campaign reaches out to "young invincibles"

Twenty-year-old Amy Escobar has no health insurance and says she doesn’t know anything about President Obama’s health law.

October 10, 2013 12:00 am Video Loading…

Tucson firm joins marketplace under Affordable Care Act

A Tucson-based insurance company is diversifying from covering only government plans and will be part of the Arizona marketplace created under President Obama’s health law.

October 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

5 health insurers outline rates for Arizonans under Affordable Care Act

Paperwork filed by five major health insurers gives Arizona its first glimpse of how much the Affordable Care Act will cost consumers when they begin shopping for mandatory coverage next month.

September 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Programs to end childhood hunger work — if the money's there

Kids have to eat before they can learn. It’s just common sense; cognition is a function of nutrition. The good news is we have the food programs to end childhood hunger, allowing them to more easily learn to read, write and do arithmetic that are keys to breaking out of poverty.

August 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Medicare: Cost-saving changes coming for diabetics

WASHINGTON — Medicare begins a major change next month that could save older diabetics money and time when they buy crucial supplies to test their blood sugar — but it also may cause some confusion as patients figure out the new system.

June 18, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

Cheers for Brewer at Tucson stop to tout Medicaid expansion

Gov. Jan Brewer  led a lively “pep rally” for Medicaid expansion at Tucson Medical Center this morning , drawing cheers, shouts of support and a standing ovation from about 250 local healthcare executives, business leaders and regular citizens.

May 22, 2013 1:30 pmLoading…
House Speaker Tobin: Let Arizona voters decide on Medicaid expansion

House Speaker Tobin: Let Arizona voters decide on Medicaid expansion

PHOENIX — Calling the governor's proposal unacceptable and politically unsalable at the Legislature, House Speaker Andy Tobin unveiled a new plan today to expand Medicaid — and give Arizona voters the final say.

May 14, 2013 3:27 pmLoading…

Privatized Medicare would raise premiums, study says

WASHINGTON — Nearly six in 10 Medicare recipients would pay higher premiums under a hypothetical privatized system along the lines of what Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has proposed, according to a study released Monday.

October 15, 2012 4:04 pmLoading…

Brewer: Letter supports denial of public benefits

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer says she’s found support for her executive order that denies public benefits for people who qualify for the deferred deportation policy.

August 30, 2012 10:10 amLoading…

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