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Waiting for the Children’s Health Insurance Program

The federal-state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will run out of money on Sept. 30. Until recently, Congress showed little interest in paying for it. But this week, the House agreed on a bill that would continue the $13 billion program in its current form through 2017. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

We have a love/hate relationship with violence

“It’s the most perfect feeling in the world to know you’ve hit a guy just right, that you’ve maximized the physical pain he can feel . . . . You feel the life just go out of him.” No, these aren’t the words of a hit man or a serial killer. This celebration of savagery was offered by former NFL star Michael Strahan, now a TV commentator known for his smiling, affable ways. ... Read more»1

Amid push to clear rape kit backlog, extent of problem unknown in Az

As many as 400,000 “rape kits” nationwide have not been tested, thousands of them in Arizona, a backlog that advocates and government officials say is delaying the identification of potential rapists. In Arizona, the true extent of the backlog is uncertain because police departments here, as in many other states, are not required to track the backlog of rape kits.... Read more»

Young and homeless in Tucson

Youth in Arizona are more at risk for homelessness than kids in any other state, with 6,000 runaway or homeless youth in Pima County alone. Teen pregnancies, home foreclosures and childhood poverty make Arizona kids susceptible to homelessness, while many other families are living "one paycheck away" from being on the streets.... Read more»1

Capitol roundup: Ducey signs budget, Regents head blasts education cuts

This week at state Capitol: Gov. Doug Ducey signed a controversial $9.1 billion budget into law Thursday. Meanwhile, Mark Killian, chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents, amplified his call for ABOR to consider suing the state over a lack of funding to universities. Plus, abortion debate, VA testimony, and more.... Read more»

Dog bacteria might benefit human health

Fido’s licks and tummy rubs just might be good for your health. UA researchers are studying the biological connection between humans and dogs to find out how they influence each other.... Read more»

Missing autistic boy found in Benson

A 13-year-old boy with autism has been found in Benson, after going missing from his home east of Vail, authorities said Monday morning.... Read more»

Behind Supreme Court’s Obamacare case, a secretive society’s hand

For more than 30 years, the Federalist Society has worked behind the scenes to shape Supreme Court outcomes to a conservative agenda. In King v. Burwell, its influence could eliminate health insurance subsidies for millions of people.... Read more»

Outgoing Az health director reflects on six years at agency’s helm

Will Humble, who left Tuesday as director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, says his proudest achievements include reforming the way his agency regulates health care and behavioral health providers.... Read more»

Racial and ethnic disparities persist in teen pregnancy rates

Birth rates for black and Latina teens have dropped steeply in the past two decades—at a much faster clip than that of white teens. Despite this, black and Latina girls are still more than twice as likely as white girls to become pregnant before they leave adolescence.... Read more»

Comic: Politicomix

The New (G.O.P.) Math

Republican leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey are hammering out a budget that would significantly reduce the state's Medicaid spending, triggering even larger cuts from federal programs that offer matching funds.... Read more»

CDC: Heroin OD deaths rose significantly from 2010-2013

A CDC report says heroin-related deaths almost tripled between 2010 and 2013 to 2.7 per 100,000 people. Arizona's heroin-related deaths are following a similar trend, according to Arizona Department of Health Services statistics.... Read more»

Obamacare subsidies for 155K in Az depend on Supreme Court ruling

The ruling in King v. Burwell could be a "game-changer" for the Affordable Care Act, said experts in Arizona. The suit challenges the federal subsidies that help individuals pay their insurance premiums, assistance that is extended to more than 155,000 people in Arizona. ... Read more»1

UA hospital tapped as Ebola treament center

The UA Health Network's hospital on the South Side will be home to a biocontainment unit, ready for the treatment of Ebola and other infectious diseases. The UA system was named by the CDC as one of 55 Ebola treatment centers in the country.... Read more»

FactCheck

Biden resurrects bogus talking points

Factcheck: Vice President Joe Biden resurrected years-old, Democratic talking points on the Affordable Care Act and U.S. oil production during a recent speech in New Hampshire.... Read more»

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