Public health groups and stakeholders are concerned that many healthcare related priorities are being left out of the budget in Arizona. This includes funding of Graduate Medical Education (GME) which, in a nail biter, was included in the final budget.
POST UPDATED: Reporting from Arizona Central confirmed that...Arizona News
Arizona passes a law that mirrors the rule published by the Department of Labor in June of 2018.
With the individual mandate being ineffective due to a zero-dollar penalty, Americans can choose not to buy an ACA compliant plan.
Association health plans (AHP) are an example of options available to consumers that are contrary to ACA...Arizona News
Saying Arizona is a "Pro-Vaccine State", Ducey said he would not sign any bills that could decrease vaccinations. In a rare statement on pending legislation, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey told reporters that because it involves public health, he is letting the people of Arizona that Arizona is "pro-vaccination". This comes after three...Arizona News
All eyes are on the Arizona Legislature as a bill encouraging parity of coverage (not rates) between in-person care and telemedicine makes its way through the lawmaking process. Publisher's note: Bill 1089 ultimately passed and was signed by Gov. Ducey, effective January 1,2021Senate bill 1089, sponsored by now Senator Heather Carter...Arizona News
A longtime leader on health issues in the Arizona legislature, Barto talked with the Sate of Reform about the issues she expects to be talking about this session.
Here are a few excerpts from the interview with Rep. Barto who represents a portion of Northeastern Maricopa County. Her comments on new health insurance options, including...Arizona News
Legislative authorization would allow dental therapists to perform basic dental work, such as filling cavities.
The Arizona Dental Association opposed the idea this year and last year. Recently the Arizona Legislature's Health Committee of Reference voted 5-4 in favor of allowing the Arizona Legislature to consider a bill to allow...