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5 Things Arizona: AzHHA on workforce shortage, Q&A w/ Rep. Kelli Butler, Health data for Black Arizonans

| Oct 26, 2021 | Arizona

Arizona currently has among the highest COVID-19 death rates in the country, with an average 51 deaths per day, and a rate of 0.70 deaths per 100,000. In the midst of legal battles over the state's refusal to adopt President Biden's vaccine mandate for health facilities, 53% of Arizonans have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19....[ Read More ]

AzHHA tells us what they're watching in the Legislature

| Feb 22, 2021 | Arizona

With two months of the legislative session remaining, the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) is working to further its policy priorities by supporting legislation on behalf of the state’s hospitals and health systems. Civil liability for health care workers and telemedicine expansion and are key themes in the Association’s...[ Read More ]

Arizona health care organizations oppose "misplaced" ballot measure

Haley Donwerth | Aug 25, 2020 | Arizona

Arizona health care reform activists have been working to ensure Affordable Care Act consumer protections are made into state law, but both a Maricopa County judge and Arizona Supreme Court struck down the 2020 ballot measure. Healthcare Rising AZ activists, financially backed by Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West,...[ Read More ]

2019 Arizona State of Reform Lunch Keynote: One on One; Ann-Marie Alameddin: CEO, AzHHA

Emily Boerger | Jun 6, 2019 | Arizona

Our lunch keynote at the 2019 Arizona State of Reform Health Policy Conference featured three one-on-one interviews with some of Arizona’s most prominent and influential senior market executives and health policy leaders. Our host, DJ Wilson, sat down with these leaders where he asked forward-looking questions in hopes of leveraging...[ Read More ]

Health care funding in Arizona's budget

Sara Gentzler | May 29, 2019 | Arizona

The nearly $12 billion Arizona budget for Fiscal Year 2020 earned approval from the full Legislature on the 134th day of what was supposed to be a 100-day session. The bill was transmitted to the governor Monday, May 27. The budget, as approved, allocates over $1.7 billion from the General...[ Read More ]

Economic-impact study promising for bill aimed at Arizona’s physician shortage

Sara Gentzler | Apr 24, 2019 | Arizona

An economic-impact study by Rounds Consulting Group (RCG) found that Arizona and its rural areas “could realize significant economic and fiscal benefits” due to Sen. Heather Carter’s bill (SB 1354) that’s aimed at addressing Arizona’s physician shortage, should it pass. Carter’s bill, which passed through the state Senate in March...[ Read More ]