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.
Arizona Republicans recently gave the state’s wealthiest a major tax cut. Now, their national counterparts want to raise taxes for everyone else.
That emergency declaration, which was set to expire Saturday, was extended Tuesday for another 90 days by Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.
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.
More than 160,000 Arizonans have signed up for Medicaid since coronavirus-related shutdowns began in March.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden demands a united national response to the coronavirus crisis, while Trump writes off mounting deaths.
The facility almost lost its Medicaid contract after an incapacitated 29-year-old Native woman was sexually assaulted in 2018.
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