Stories tagged: "healthcare costs"


FILE - Raevahnna Richardson signs an initiative petition supporting a gun-safety ballot measure on June 7, 2022, outside a library in Salem, Ore., as signature gatherer Rebecca Nobiletti holds the clipboard. The Rev. Mark Knutson, a chief petitioner of the initiative, said the effort has gathered enough signatures of registered voters to put the measure before voters in the November election. After the signatures are delivered to the secretary of state's office, they will be verified by election officials. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
Three Arizona Ballot Measures Filed, but Abortion Measure Fails to Collect Enough Signatures

The two measures that met the signature threshold focus on predatory bill collection and ensuing that those funding elections are publicly known.

Joan Steede, a home health care worker from Phoenix, pushing for action on the Build Back Better plan. (Photo by Diannie Chavez/Cronkite News)
An Arizona Home Care Worker Speaks on the Dark Side of the Profession 

Low wages among healthcare workers are proving to not just be demoralizing—they’re destroying the industry’s workforce.

woman looking at phone while having chemo IV in arm
Opinion: Arizona’s Senators Must Preserve Healthcare Subsidies 

Healthcare advocate and cancer survivor Ana Valenzuela says Arizona's senators need to ensure health insurance subsidies are protected for good.

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Fighting for the Post Office Is Fighting for My Life

Opinion: Receiving medications by mail isn’t just convenient, it’s crucial to my health.

medical workers attending to two COVID patients in hospital beds
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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One Year Later: Can Arizonans Trust Sen. McSally to Champion Health Care?

Sen. Martha McSally's controversial voting record on Arizona health care is under scrutiny for 2020.

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Steep Healthcare Costs Pushing Arizona Seniors Into Financial Hardship

A local  senior discusses her struggle to keep up with out-of-pocket healthcare costs. In October 2018, Chandler resident Christine Castillo faced a dilemma many other retirees find themselves in. The company she worked for since retiring from a state job in 2007 had no plans of renewing her work contract, so she had no choice...