Affordable Care Act

KNAU and Arizona News
8:39 am
Thu June 25, 2015

Affordable Care Act Ruling: Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide Health Care Law Subsidies

Credit AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.

The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:38 am
Wed June 17, 2015

Arizona's 'Abortion Reversal' Law On Hold For Now

Arizona's attorney general, Mark Brnovich, won't enforce a disputed section of a new law requiring abortion providers to tell women they can reverse drug-induced abortions until the matter can be sorted in court.

The decision made public Tuesday comes as the state prepares to defend itself in a lawsuit filed by abortion providers.

Critics have said there's no science that shows drug-induced abortions can be reversed, and abortion providers argue it's unconstitutional to require doctors to say something that goes against their medical judgment.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:22 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Ahead of Signup Deadline, Arizona Affordable Care Act Enrollments Up

Open enrollment for health insurance through the federal government’s Affordable Care Act Marketplace ends Sunday. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, this year in Arizona there’s been a significant increase in those purchasing insurance through the program.

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State Capitol News
8:54 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Ducey, DuVal, Hess Debate State’s Medicaid Expansion and Obamacare

Gubernatorial candidates Fred DuVal, John Mealer, Barry Hess and Doug Ducey face off Monday night at KAET-TV with host Ted Simons.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

At a debate Monday night, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Doug Ducey said while he opposes Obamacare he would veto any effort by the Legislature to repeal the state Medicaid expansion, which is built on it and uses its funds. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:41 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Voter-Approved State Measure Conflicts with Affordable Care Act

President Barack Obama
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A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the part of a 2010 voter-approved measure is unenforceable because it conflicts with the federal Affordable Care Act. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
3:59 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Health Care Could Dry Up for Arizona's Long-term Unemployed

State House Speaker Andy Tobin
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

More than 140,000 of the state's long-term unemployed could eventually find themselves without health insurance. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
3:59 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Health Care Could Dry Up for Arizona's Long-term Unemployed

State House Speaker Andy Tobin
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

More than 140,000 of the state's long-term unemployed could eventually find themselves without health insurance. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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Fronteras
1:51 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Navajo Nation Wants To Be 51st Medicaid State

The Navajo Nation wants to become the 51st Medicaid state. The Affordable Care Act has allowed them to study the idea.

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State Capitol News
10:51 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Business Leaders Support Gov's Plan to Expand Medicaid

Judy Rich, President and CEO of Tucson Medical Center, says Gov. Jan Brewer's plan to expand the state's Medicaid program will help her hospital deal with the rising number of people who are getting care but unable to pay.
Credit Howard Fischer / Capitol Media Services

Gov. Jan Brewer rallied hospital executive and business leaders Wednesday in her bid to expand the state's Medicaid program.

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State Capitol News
5:28 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Gov. Brewer Rejects State Designed Insurance Exchange

It will be the federal government and not the state that will be running the new health insurance exchanges.

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