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Brewer asks court to halt challenge to Medicaid expansion

Brewer asks court to halt challenge to Medicaid expansion

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer asked the state Supreme Court today to kill a bid by foes of Medicaid expansion to challenge the law.

May 14, 2014 11:37 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

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Hospice care eases fear of death and dying

Hospice care eases fear of death and dying

A front-page article appeared in the Star on Dec. 29 regarding hospice care in America (“Hospices recruiting nondying patients”).

January 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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…

Brewer asks judge to block lawmakers' Medicaid expansion challenge

PHOENIX — Dissident lawmakers should be blocked from challenging the vote of the majority of their colleagues to expand Medicaid in Arizona, the lawyer for Gov. Jan Brewer told a judge late Friday.

December 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Group: Number in state's Medicaid program could grow 90 percent

PHOENIX — A free-market advocacy group contends the decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to expand the state’s Medicaid program will immediately increase the number of people in the program by nearly 90 percent.

December 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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…
Poverty worsens in Tucson, but unemployment improves

Poverty worsens in Tucson, but unemployment improves

Tucson’s poverty rates remained among the nation’s highest last year, with 1 in 5 living below the poverty threshold.

September 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

House panel rejects Brewer's plan to expand Medicaid

PHOENIX — With all Republicans opposed, a House panel voted Monday to reject the proposal by Gov. Jan Brewer to use federal dollars to expand the state's Medicaid program.

June 10, 2013 1:18 pmLoading…

Ariz. house speaker gives up on his Medicaid plan

PHOENIX — Conceding he lacks the votes, House Speaker Andy Tobin gave up today in his bid to adopt his version of a Medicaid expansion plan.

June 04, 2013 1:52 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…
Arizona lawmakers approve plan to expand Medicaid

Arizona lawmakers approve plan to expand Medicaid

PHOENIX — In an historic move, a group of Republican senators united with Democrats this afternoon to approve the plan by Gov. Jan Brewer to sharply expand the state's Medicaid program.

May 16, 2013 4:01 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…
Brewer vetoes bill requiring medical pricing disclosure

Brewer vetoes bill requiring medical pricing disclosure

PHOENIX — Saying there are technical problems with the proposal, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation Friday which would have allowed individuals to shop around for the best price on health care needs.

April 12, 2013 1:34 pmLoading…

Tucson man faces prison for incapacitated girlfriend’s abuse

A Tucson man will have to reimburse AHCCCS more than $225,000 after admitting Monday he abused his girlfriend and endangered her health earlier this year, causing her to be hospitalized.

October 15, 2012 1:02 pm

Fitz Blog:Romney speaks out on medicare

Romney issued a memo today:

August 23, 2012 4:30 pmLoading…

Arizona employers can check workers' medical-pot status

Do you have an employee who thinks he can show up at work with his clothes reeking of marijuana and get away with it just by saying the doctor told him to inhale?

August 18, 2012 2:01 pmLoading…
Arizona awarding certificates for 100 pot dispensaries

Arizona awarding certificates for 100 pot dispensaries

PHOENIX — State officials have started picking winners for nearly 100 certificates to run medical marijuana dispensaries in what is a key implementation step for the voter-created health program.

August 07, 2012 10:17 amLoading…

Arizona AG says he will fight to keep pot dispensaries from opening

PHOENIX — Attorney General Tom Horne is going to seek a court ruling that the planned medical marijuana dispensaries are illegal and cannot be opened.

August 06, 2012 4:50 pmLoading…
Medical pot card holder busted in Eloy

Medical pot card holder busted in Eloy

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — An Eloy man with a valid Arizona medical marijuana card has been arrested for allegedly having more than six times the legal amount of medicinal pot in his possession.

June 13, 2012 3:47 pm

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