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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State Capitol News
4:47 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Republican Legislators Attempting to Limit Medicaid Access

House Speaker Andy Tobin

Unable to block Medicaid expansion, Republican legislators are now trying a different approach. They want to impose new restrictions on who can get care, and for how long. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:26 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

AZ's Health Improving Slightly

When it comes to overall health, Arizona fared a little better this year in the America’s Health Rankings survey of 50 states.

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State Capitol News
5:31 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to be Chosen Tuesday

State health officials will award the first certificates Tuesday to sell medical marijuana.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:59 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Clinic Brings Schools Healthcare on Wheels

Sierra Eckert

As students head back to school, yellow buses are going to become a common sight again. But this fall, buses won’t be ferrying just students.

North Country Healthcare has just launched a new mobile clinic in a bus.

The clinic will bring primary healthcare to elementary schools in Flagstaff. 

Arizona Public Radio’s Sierra Eckert has this story…

A bright orange Frelightner bus sits outside Killip Elementary school in Flagstaff.

But, it’s not full of backpacks and lunchboxes.

It’s a mobile health clinic.

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State Capitol News
10:37 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Planned Parenthood Sues to Stop New Funding Law

Planned Parenthood Supporters, Feb. 21, 2011 Author

Planned Parenthood filed suit Monday to block a new abortion law scheduled to take effect next month.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:57 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

AZ's GOP Congressmen Vote to Repeal Affordable Care Act

Arizona’s U-S House lawmakers voted along party lines in another Republican attempt to repeal the nation’s health care law.  The Democrats accuse the G-O-P of breaking their promise to replace the law, not merely repeal it.

Hours after the Supreme Court upheld the health law Republicans were preparing for the repeal vote. By some counts it’s the thirty first time the House has voted to repeal all or part of the law. Arizona Democrat Raul Grijalva says the G-O-P is just trying to score political points while avoiding any attempt to reform the system.

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4:24 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Business Prof Says Health Care Law Won't Help

The U-S Supreme Court Thursday upheld the Affordable Care Act championed by President Barack Obama. But how could the ruling affect the health care industry and the state of Arizona.

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4:15 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Affordable Care Act May Fill Rural Clinics

A rural clinic in Northern Arizona is bracing for an influx of patients once the details of today’s Supreme Court ruling on healthcare shake out. Non-profit community health centers have long filled in the gaps of the nation’s health system by taking care of uninsured or underinsured patients. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:33 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Arizona Saw Largest Decrease in Teen Birth Rate in Nation.

New Federal data show the nation's teen birthrate is at historic lows.

And Arizona saw the largest decline in the country from 2007 to 2010.

In those 4 years, Arizona's birthrate for girls, aged 15 to 19, fell 29 percent.

Brady Hamilton put the report together for the National Center for Health Statistics.

But he says the states decline in teen birthrates is only part of the story.

"Arizona was fairly high, it wasn't the highest, but it was fairly high, so 29% still leaves room for more decline," said Hamilton.  

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