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AHCCCS suspends Medicaid work requirement

Emily Viles | Oct 31, 2019 | Arizona

Q&A: Swapna Reddy, ASU College of Health Solutions

Emily Viles | Oct 16, 2019 | Arizona

Swapna Reddy is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Arizona State University, College of Health Solutions. She is also part of the faculty at Arizona State University’s Barrett, the Honors College, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Health Care Administration at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, AZ.  In this...[ Read More ]

State Selects Suicide Prevention Training Resources for Educators

| Oct 15, 2019 | Arizona

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), in coordination with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), announce their selections for school suicide prevention training options, as mandated in Senate Bill 1468. Known as the Mitch Warnock Act, named after a Tempe teenager who died by suicide, the statute states...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Gretchen Jacobs, Arizona Governmental Affairs

Emily Viles | Oct 15, 2019 | Arizona

Gretchen Jacobs is the CEO of Arizona Governmental Affairs. Gretchen has a degree in political science from USC and a law degree from Santa Clara and spent the first part of her career in civil courtrooms. Gretchen entered the political arena in 1998, and has been lobbying ever since. She...[ Read More ]

State uninsured rate varies by partisanship, Medicaid expansion, age, race, income

Emily Viles | Oct 10, 2019 | Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Texas

A new WalletHub report analyzes the rate of uninsured in each state following the implementation of the ACA nearly a decade ago. The report also breaks down the analysis by city, race and income level. Experts who compiled the report used 2018 US Census Bureau data.  WalletHub’s findings also compare...[ Read More ]

Report finds that privatization of prison health care does not work

Emily Viles | Oct 8, 2019 | Arizona

A new federal court report suggests that Arizona prison health care should be public, not private. The report is based off of a 2011 law passed by the legislature that mandates the privatization of prison health care.  A 2018 lawsuit filed by a number of Arizona inmates against the state,...[ Read More ]

New report shows variable vaccination rates by state

Emily Viles | Oct 4, 2019 | Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington

A new WalletHub report analyzes the rate of vaccination by state. The report looks at 18 different categories to determine which states are the most responsible when it comes to immunization.  WalletHub measured a number of different populations immunization rates, including children and teenagers, adults and elderly, and immunization uptake...[ Read More ]