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Potter: Beginning of the end for major health insurers

I’ve often said that the Affordable Care Act is the end of the beginning of reform. Starting tomorrow, October 1, 2014, that law will signify the beginning of the end of the health insurance industry as we know it.... Read more»

Group: Technology helps people dramatically cut down on driving

Smartphone apps saying when the next bus is coming and ride- and bike-sharing services are among innovations enabling Arizonans to drastically cut down on driving, a public interest advocacy group reported Tuesday.... Read more»

Experts: Social media use puts young people at risk for ID theft

A recent identity-theft seminar for students at Arizona State University’s West Campus left Jagar Carrillo concerned about social media use and other factors that can make younger people targets. He planned to check his credit score immediately.... Read more»

Flake asks ADOT to help veterans find their way to VA facilities

Citing concerns raised by veterans, Sen. Jeff Flake is urging the Arizona Department of Transportation to assess whether roadway signage pointing to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facilities is adequate.... Read more»

Collaborative website helping many schools prepare for Common Core

When teachers in Queen Creek prepare lessons on the new Common Core standards, a website connects them with explanations, quizzes and other resources shared by dozens of school districts and charter schools. After using these resources and adapting them for their students, teachers there can then upload their materials for others around Arizona to use. ... Read more»

Government shutdown will not slow down Obamacare in Az

Whether the federal government is shut down or not, insurance “navigators” in Arizona say they are ready to help consumers shop for health insurance coverage in the new federally run marketplaces under Obamacare.... Read more»

For students, one person’s trash is another person’s research

Arizona State University student Melissa Merrick started her Wednesday pulling wires, plastic bottles and bags and anything else that could be recycled or reused from 6,000 pounds of garbage. All for research.... Read more»

Law allows schools to stock, use epinephrine for allergy attacks

Allowing schools to stock and administer general-use, injectable epinephrine will save lives when students go into anaphylaxis from previously undiagnosed allergies, a state lawmaker says. ... Read more»

Farm bill expired Monday, farmers hope for long-term replacement

The budget was not the only significant legislation that died Monday between a deadlocked House and Senate – the farm bill also expired at midnight, leaving farm programs, crop supports and food stamps up in the air.... Read more»

Organizers out to Paint Phoenix Purple to combat domestic violence

To mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, organizers of Paint Phoenix Purple are out to raise awareness about the problem wherever people may need the information. All in shades of purple, the color adopted by advocates of domestic violence victims.... Read more»

Obamacare marketplaces open, despite technical glitches and government shutdown

Online marketplaces at the heart of the health law opened for business Tuesday, often haltingly, as Web-based insurance portals were swamped with consumers who were frequently unable to sign up. ... Read more»

Sequestration nation: military communities feel nation's budget stress

Fort Campbell is fighting a battle on the home front: automatic federal budget cuts — known as sequestration — set in motion after Congress and the White House failed to agree on other ways to shrink U.S. deficits. ... Read more»

8 places that do health care better than the U.S.

As Obamacare divides Washington, let's not forget how many countries are doing health care better than we are. ... Read more»

Language, knowledge are barriers for immigrants seeking insurance In California

Carrying Spanish-language brochures, outreach worker Sandra Pena walked around a crowded health clinic here early Tuesday morning. “Have you heard of the program Obamacare?” Pena asked a group of patients. A few nodded. Others stared blankly. As enrollment began around the nation, the scene at this Wesley Health Center underscored one of the major challenges facing officials – overcoming the lack of awareness. ... Read more»

Three things to know before buying a health plan -- and where to find them

Consumers shopping for coverage in new online markets for health insurance will be able to see what plans are offered in their area, how much they will cost per month, what their annual deductibles are and whether their families might qualify for federal subsidies or Medicaid. But they should consider at least several other factors before making their decisions, which may take a little effort to ferret out. ... Read more»

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