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Children's health program faces cloudy future under Obamacare

Are the subsidized health plans offered on the state and federal health insurance exchanges created under Obamacare an adequate alternative to the Children’s Health Insurance Program?... Read more»

Kingman ‘downwinders’ seek recognition from U.S. decades after atomic tests

Decades after atomic tests in Nevada spread radiation across much of the Southwest, the federal government has offered compensation to many so-called downwinders. Kingman residents, however, were not among that group. And they say they don’t know why.... Read more»

Supreme Court rejects Az appeal to enforce abortion law

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Arizona officials to reverse an injunction which blocks the enforcement of new rules aimed at the use of medication-based abortions in the state. The decision keeps the state from requiring abortion providers to follow FDA guidelines created in 2000, which are out of date according to medical experts.... Read more»

Breaking the code of the Navajo Nation

For many Americans, the word Navajo conjures up images of the World War II code talkers who used their unique language to encrypt secret radio messages sent to the front lines. Here’s what many don’t know about the most populous Native American tribe in the United States.... Read more»

Obamacare co-ops cut prices, heat up competition

Low premiums are upsetting so-called “legacy” insurance plans like Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliates that have traditionally dominated insurance markets.... Read more»

With 1.5M sign-ups so far, Obamacare enrollment is brisk

With less than a week until the deadline to buy individual health insurance that begins Jan. 1, experts say sign-ups are on course to hit or exceed the Obama administration’s projection of about 9 million enrollees in 2015.... Read more»

ASU study suggests almonds can help prevent heart damage in diabetics

An ASU study, published in Journal of Functional Foods, showed that eating 1.5 ounces of almonds can reduce levels of C reactive protein, which is part of a chain that can lead to heart disease, in people with progressed Type 2 diabetes.... Read more»

FactCheck: Does Obamacare give incentive to hire immigrants?

Did Obama’s executive actions on immigration include a $3,000 bonus to employers for each immigrant they hire instead of U.S. citizens? The answer is: Not exactly. FactCheck explains.... Read more»

Big changes in fine print on some 2015 Obamacare plans

A ProPublica analysis found that many health insurance plans offered in the federal marketplace are changing their benefits heading into 2015. Consumers have until Dec. 15 to switch plans before they are automatically re-enrolled.... Read more»

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Don't wait 'til last minute to enroll in Obamacare

You should shop around before choosing health plan, or you might wind up paying your insurance company a lot more than necessary.... Read more»

Growth in health spending lowest since 1960

Federal officials report that in 2013 health spending grew 3.6 percent, the lowest annual increase since the government began tracking the statistic in 1960.... Read more»

Missing elderly man found safe — again

A senior citizen who suffers from dementia has been returned home, after going missing from his Drachman Street home for the second time in two weeks. Paul Carpenter, 69, called police Sunday afternoon after leaving home around 9:30 a.m., officials said.... Read more»1

Deadline extended to collect holiday cards for troops

The office of U.S. Rep. Ron Barber has extended the deadline to collect holiday cards for hospitalized veterans and troops deployed overseas. Hundreds of cards are still needed.... Read more»

Gila River teen joins hundreds at White House tribal conference

Darius Jackson wants to make a difference for the people of the Gila River Indian Community – and meeting with the vice president of the United States on Wednesday wasn’t a bad place to start.... Read more»

Seniors face health care gaps, despite Medicare

Americans older than 65 are more likely to have chronic illnesses and to say they struggle to afford health care – despite qualifying for the federal Medicare program – than are seniors in other industrialized countries, according to a study by the Commonwealth Fund.... Read more»

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