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More than 17,000 Arizonans signed up for health insurance during the first two months of a special Affordable Care Act enrollment period this spring, bringing total enrollment in the state to 181,000, the most in three years. In this file photo, Oklahoma Army National Guard Sgt. Jim Croft with a patient during a routine checkup at the K’ima:w Medical Center in Hoopa, Calif., in 2009.

Health care coverage in Arizona under the Affordable Care Act is at its highest level in three years, as enrollment continued to climb in April during a special open enrollment period, according to the latest government data. Read more»

During the first eight months of this year, fewer than 18 percent of Medicare patients ended up back in the hospital within a month of discharge, the lowest rate in years, the government reported Friday. Read more»

Medicaid as you know it in the state of Arizona is on the way out and a deeply cut version of the program could be in place within a matter of weeks.The state is negotiating with federal officials on a scaled-back program that state officials say is needed because of Arizona’s financial straits. Read more»

Although illegal, drug companies often market their medications to doctors for off-label uses.

A number of drug companies have been accused of illegally promoting powerful antipsychotics off-label to doctors and pharmacies, including those that serve nursing home residents. Read more»