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Lawmakers praise staff at Tucson shelter for migrant kids, question reunification process

More than a dozen state legislators toured the Southwest Key shelter in Tucson, where nearly 300 children are staying as part of an contract with Health and Human Services, including 73 kids who were separated from their parents as part of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy. ... Read more»

Grijalva decries secrecy after 'gut-wrenching' tour of Tucson center for detained migrant kids

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva on Friday toured a Southwest Key facility in Tucson where he reiterated disapproval of the policies that have dozens of migrant children locked away from their parents and out of public view, with some of the detainees as young as 5.... Read more»

Grijalva to tour Tucson facility for detained immigrant children

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva will tour a Tucson facility Friday where migrant children are detained, either because they came to the U.S.. without parents or guardians, or they were taken from their parents as part of the "zero tolerance" policy implemented by the Trump administration. ... Read more»

More than 400 Tucsonans protest separation of families at U.S.-Mexico border

As fury over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents accelerates, more than 400 people in protested in Downtown Tucson, one of dozens of rallies planned nationwide. ... Read more»

HHS: Az health insurance premiums almost tripled since 2013

Health insurance premiums nearly tripled in Arizona between 2013 and 2017, the fourth-biggest increase among the 39 states that participated in healthcare.gov, a new report said. But the report does not mention the tax credits that many low-income consumers received under Obamacare.... Read more»1

Yuma saw nation’s biggest surge as Obamacare enrollment wound down

Yuma residents posted the highest enrollment gains in the country as open enrollment for Obamacare ended, surging 21 percent in the last week alone, government officials said Thursday.... Read more»

Sebelius: HHS negotiating rates for federal insurance exchanges

Hoping to get consumers the best prices, the Obama administration is negotiating with insurers looking to sell policies in online health insurance marketplaces this fall, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday.... Read more»

States wrestle with health exchange choices

Oklahoma has opted not to proceed with a state-based exchange or with the Medicaid expansion, while Republican governors from Tennessee, Utah and Iowa continue to press the Department of Health and Human Services for more guidance. ... Read more»

Obama administration rolls out rule for health exchanges

In a big step to carry out the new health care law, the Obama administration unveiled standards on Monday for insurance marketplaces that will allow individuals, families and small businesses in every state to shop for insurance, compare prices and benefits and buy coverage.... Read more»

After much scrutiny, HHS releases health insurance exchange rules

Federal regulators Monday released proposed rules that will govern how states set up and run new marketplaces where individuals and small businesses can shop for health insurance.... Read more»

Feds: Crackdown on Medicare fraud recovers $2.5 billion

"The government says it recovered $2.5 billion in overpayments for the Medicare trust fund last year as the Obama administration focused attention on fraud enforcement efforts in the health care industry.... Read more»