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Dental care ranks as a top concern for seniors

Dental care is a top concern among Tucson seniors, recent surveys show.

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Some common questions about ACA enrollment

Some common questions about ACA enrollment

Open enrollment for health coverage via the ACA runs Nov. 15-Feb. 15.

October 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Whistleblower who got $6 million still on lookout for fraud

Whistleblower who got $6 million still on lookout for fraud

She speaks out after instigating largest false-claims settlement in Arizona history.

October 04, 2014 8:00 pm Related Loading…
Ad Watch: Barber campaign releases new ad

Ad Watch: Barber campaign releases new ad

Barber campaign releases 30-second ad to debunk recent attack ads on TV, radio.

September 05, 2014 11:03 amLoading…
Carondelet pays $35M to settle false claim allegations

Carondelet pays $35M to settle false claim allegations

Whistleblower who notified government will get nearly $6 million.

August 18, 2014 10:00 pm Related Loading…
Carondelet Health Network to pay $35M in false claims probe

Carondelet Health Network to pay $35M in false claims probe

Feds: Tucson hospitals submitted false claims to Medicare, other programs.

August 18, 2014 5:23 pmLoading…
3 ways the VA reform law helps veterans

3 ways the VA reform law helps veterans

Veterans will receive Choice Cards and surviving spouses can get in-state tuition.

August 16, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Ad Watch: Barber releases first ad buy for CD2

Ad Watch: Barber releases first ad buy for CD2

Democrat Ron Barber releases his first television ad 

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What Medicare covers in the hospital

One of Medicare’s most important benefits is helping to cover your expenses if you need to be hospitalized. But what exactly is covered, and how much do you pay?

June 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson health news

Tucson is one of 17 communities participating in a model test that offers the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program at no cost to qualified Medicare enrollees.

June 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

CD2 Watch: NRCC launches robocalls against Barber

The National Republican Congressional Committee is targeting Rep. Ron Barber with a robocalls to locals, stating he once supported Medicare Advantage cuts under Obamacare.

May 15, 2014 11:51 amLoading…

National ratings give Tucson hospitals a grade of ‘C’

Local hospitals say the public should not rely solely on a national patient safety scorecard released last week that gave mediocre grades to all included Tucson facilities.

May 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Medicare's real doctor payment problem

The following editorial appeared Thursday in the Los Angeles Times:

April 11, 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…
CD1/CD2 Watch: DCCC launches ads attacking Republicans over support of Ryan budget bill

CD1/CD2 Watch: DCCC launches ads attacking Republicans over support of Ryan budget bill

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched a new, nationwide ad campaign tying Republican candidates to a budget proposal this week made by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)

April 02, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
CD1 watch: New ad attacks Kirkpatrick over Medicare

CD1 watch: New ad attacks Kirkpatrick over Medicare

A new online video ad says you should tell Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick to oppose Medicare cuts ... which she says she opposes.

March 11, 2014 10:35 am Video Loading…
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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How Arizona's members of Congress voted

Key Votes Ahead

January 18, 2014 11:00 pmLoading…
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…

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