Stories tagged: "health care"


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Care and Comfort: From Horses to Micro-Mini Cows, Animals Can Help with Human Ailments

Animal-assisted therapy is a growing form of therapy that can help people of all ages both mentally and physically by relying on the unique bond between animals and humans.

The northeast corner of Van Buren and 24th streets, where the AHCCCS transitional housing and behavioral health facilities will be located, as pictured on May 11, 2022. (Photo by Camaron Stevenson)
Arizona’s Medicaid Agency to Build 70-Bed Housing Facility

Arizona’s Medicaid agency is building a 70-bed transitional housing facility for people who are experiencing homelessnesss and are diagnosed with serious mental illness. 

A Republican Plan to Raise Taxes on Arizonans and Potentially End Social Security and Medicare is Massively Unpopular, Poll Shows

Arizona Republicans recently gave the state’s wealthiest a major tax cut. Now, their national counterparts want to raise taxes for everyone else.

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COVID-Related Medicaid Coverage Extended–for Now–for 500,000 Arizonans

That emergency declaration, which was set to expire Saturday, was extended Tuesday for another 90 days by Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.

FILE - A number of Arizona reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates protest an abortion bill at the Arizona Capitol Monday, April 26, 2021, in Phoenix. GOP lawmakers thrust Arizona into the national culture wars Thursday, March 24, 2022, when they passed three bills in party-line votes banning abortion after 15 weeks, prohibiting transgender girls from playing on girls sports teams and restricting gender-affirming health care for minors. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Arizona Republicans Fight Culture War in Battleground State

Republican lawmakers thrust Arizona into the national culture wars last week when they passed strict measures targeting abortion and the rights of transgender young people.

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Arizona Lawmakers Consider Medicaid Expansion for Postpartum Care

The measure has passed the Senate and is pending in the House. Advocates stress the expansion is vital for women who experience complications during pregnancy or postpartum.

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13 Bills That Could Affect Transgender Youth Winding Through Arizona Legislature

Advocates in Arizona are pushing back against a new wave of bills targeting transgender youth this session.