Healthcare


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Nearly 30 Million Americans Went Without Health Coverage Last Year. Then the Pandemic Hit.

The continued loss of health coverage under the Trump administration has eroded the gains made since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which made insurance attainable for 20 million people.

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Former Republican Joins Other Arizonans in Defending Law That Gave Healthcare to 20 Million Americans

Arizonans from different political beliefs are coming together in their support for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

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Arizona Supreme Court to Decide on Surprise Billing Ballot Measure by Friday

The measure would add protections for patients with pre-existing conditions, end surprise billing, raise hospital inspection standards, and increase wages for healthcare workers.

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Trump’s Latest Order Defunds Medicare for Millions of Arizonans, Rewards the Wealthy

President Trump said he wouldn’t cut Medicare or Social Security on the campaign trail, but his 2020 budget said otherwise.

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Almost One-Third of Arizonans Are Now on Medicaid After Mass Unemployment

More than 160,000 Arizonans have signed up for Medicaid since coronavirus-related shutdowns began in March.

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COVID-19 Treatment Is Expensive. Under Biden’s Plan, Patients Wouldn’t Have to Pay for It.

Think Trump promised free COVID-19 coverage? Think again. Several drug companies are looking to make a profit, and the costs are likely be handed to the patient—with Trump's approval.

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Healthcare Facility Where Incapacitated Patient Was Raped, Impregnated Received Millions in PPP Loans

The facility almost lost its Medicaid contract after an incapacitated 29-year-old Native woman was sexually assaulted in 2018.