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Archive: June 26, 2015

PHOTO: Tough-talking Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio presides over a department with more than 3,400 workers and numerous legal troubles over allegations of racial profiling and discrimination against Latinos. Photo courtesy of Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

PHOENIX - Arizona is exporting a couple of headline-making commodities to Oregon this weekend: record-breaking hot weather and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The sheriff is to speak at a Saturday rally at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem in support of two state ballot measures there - one to ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that nearly 130,000 Arizonans will get to keep their tax credits for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act marketplace. In a 6-3 decision in the landmark case of King vs. Burwell, the high court said the intent of Congress was to have the subsidies available through both state and federally run exchanges. Photo credit: Ted Eytan/Flickr.

PHOENIX - It was a sigh of relief for the thousands of Arizonans who receive tax credits to help pay for their health-insurance plans through the federal marketplace, as the subsidies were affirmed on Thursday by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 6-3 decision, the high court ruled that the Affordable Ca ...Read More

Fewer Oregonians in hospital beds is one goal of the state's Health System Transformation campaign, and the latest Oregon Health Authority figures indicate it's working. Credit: Chad Hutchinson/
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SALEM, Ore. - Health-care quality is improving for more people in Oregon, according to new figures from the Oregon Health Authority. Emergency-room visits are down 22 percent since 2011 among Oregon Health Plan members, according to the agency. The goal has been to get people to use Coordinated Car ...Read More

PHOTO: Companies running oil trains in California will be required to have a spill-response plan. Photo credit: vladyslav-danilin/shutterstock

Railroad companies soon won't be able to carry oil in California unless they have a safety plan - and put aside lots of money to cover any future spills. That's because a federal judge in San Francisco dismissed an industry lawsuit last week against California's new railroad safety law. Patti Goldm ...Read More

PHOTO: The Supreme Court upheld a key section of the Affordable Care Act, preserving health insurance subsidies for 800,000 Floridians. Photo credit: morguefile/clarita

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida health activists say they're thrilled that the Supreme Court upheld a key section of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. The court affirmed the legality of federal subsidies that make health care affordable for people who buy coverage from the federal health-insurance ex ...Read More

PHOTO: Ohio educators are among those at the National Education Association Representative Assembly this week. Matters on this year's agenda include school funding, standardized testing and Common Core Standards. Photo credit: Ben W/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Common Core standards, standardized testing and school funding are among the top issues in discussion at a meeting of the minds of education leaders this week. Becky Higgins, president of the Ohio Education Association, is joining other educators at the National Education Associati ...Read More

PHOTO: Estimates were as many as 184,000 Wisconsinites would have lost their affordable health insurance if the Supreme Court had ruled against the Affordable Care Act. The decision to uphold the ACA averted a crisis in Wisconsin, according to one affordable health-care advocate. Photo credit:

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Health-care advocates all across Wisconsin had been anxious about the Supreme Court's ruling in the King vs. Burwell case regarding federal tax credits for health-care coverage purchased through the federal health-insurance marketplace. Wisconsin is one of the states that did not ...Read More

PHOTO: Now that the Supreme Court has ruled to uphold federal subsidies for the Affordable Care Act, health-care groups in North Carolina say it's time for state leaders to announce a plan to expand Medicaid access to 500,000 people in the state. Photo credit: Kenn W. Kiser/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Health-care groups say it's time for Gov. Pat McCrory to make good on his promise to release a plan to expand Medicaid in North Carolina. The governor delayed a decision pending the Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of state health-care exchanges. With Thursday's favor ...Read More

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