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Opinion

Opinion: Biden’s War Against the Dignity of Work Scores Victory with Supreme Court

Another win for President Joe Biden is another loss for the American people and the power of work. Biden’s Department of Justice successfully asked the Supreme Court of the United States to cancel oral arguments for a lawsuit brought by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. Rutledge, from the only state that had actually implemented work requirements

Medicaid

Arizona Launches Initiative Easing Access To COVID-19 Vaccine Sites For Vulnerable Individuals

Governor Doug Ducey and AHCCCS, Arizona’s state Medicaid agency, announced a first-in-the-nation initiative that will make it easier for Medicaid members to get transportation to drive-through COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Beginning today, AHCCCS will reimburse non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) providers for driving eligible Medicaid members to and from their COVID-19 vaccination appointments, including reimbursement for time

Opinion

Opinion: Medicaid’s Willful Waste Brings Woeful Want

Every year, Medicaid loses more money to waste and fraud than the GDP of a small country. That’s among the takeaways from a new report from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The healthcare program for the poor made more than $86 billion in “improper payments” this year. That’s one-fifth of its total

National

Trump signs temporary government funding bill

President Donald Trump has signed a bill to fund the government through Dec. 11, averting the possibility of a government shutdown when the new fiscal year starts Thursday. Trump signed the bill, which was approved by sweeping bipartisan agreement Wednesday, into law early Thursday morning shortly after returning from campaigning in Minnesota. The temporary extension

State

Census: Number of Arizonans without health insurance rose again in 2019

The number of Arizonans without health insurance jumped to more than 800,000 last year, the third consecutive year of increases for the state, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau. The number of uninsured also rose nationwide, but not as sharply as in Arizona. Nationally, the share of people without insurance rose from

State

Arizona Medicaid recipients topped 2 million after five-month surge

The number of people on Arizona’s Medicaid rolls topped 2 million this summer, after a five-month surge in enrollment that coincided with COVID-19’s hit to the state’s health and its economy. Almost 1.88 million people were covered by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System – the state’s Medicaid program – on March 1, the

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