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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 

July 22, 2014 9:00 amLoading…

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…

Capitol link

This week, the Senate will vote on a two-year budget deal, the 2014 defense budget and presidential nominees.

December 13, 2013 3:33 pmLoading…

State hospital could lose Medicare/Medicaid certification

PHOENIX — A federal agency is threatening to revoke the Arizona State Hospital’s certification, saying it found violations of regulations dealing with patient rights and nursing services.

November 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Health briefs

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October 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Flu arrives in Pima County; immunizations urged

Flu arrives in Pima County; immunizations urged

A flu case was confirmed in Pima County Tuesday, and health officials say now is the time to get immunized.

October 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Fitz Blog: Your Tuesday Headlines

Fitz Blog: Your Tuesday Headlines

TEA PARTY REPUBLICANS SHUT DOWN UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WITHOUT HIJACKING AIRLINERS

October 01, 2013 8:30 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…
Fitz Blog: Your Monday Morning Fitz Quiz

Fitz Blog: Your Monday Morning Fitz Quiz

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September 30, 2013 10:15 amLoading…

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