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Regardless of what you think about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also called Obama Care, the delivery of healthcare in the U.S. needs a major overhaul. The focus should be on patients and on high value healthcare. That means doing what it takes to get better outcomes, better safety, better service at lower overall costs — a focus on value, not on volume.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld virtually all of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that nearly every American have health insurance.
This week’s advice comes from Renea Brunke, Director of Human Resources Catholic Healthcare West – East Valley, which includes Chandler Regional Hospital and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.
In the old days of hospital food, meals came at certain hours of the day and variety meant red or green Jell-O.
In my career as an emergency physician, I seldom discussed costs with patients. That's because they weren't interested.
News item No. 1: The Foundation for Child Development reported that children are far more law-abiding than children were three decades ago.
Scottsdale's first magazine to cover the lifestyles and attitudes of the city's upper crust is shutting down.
WASHINGTON — Your bosses want you to eat your broccoli, hit the treadmill and pledge you’ll never puff on a cigarette. But a new study raises doubts that workplace wellness programs save the company money.
New housing construction has ground to a standstill in Chandler and the city faces budget deficits of up to $40 million in coming years, but the long-term solution is in attracting new high-paying jobs, and efforts are paying off, Mayor Boyd Dunn said Thursday.
DENVER - With an accounting scandal behind it and significant revenue challenges ahead, Qwest Communications International Inc. this week begins talks on a new contract for nearly 25,000 employees.
For Teddy Bernal, general manager of Frank and Lupe’s Old Mexico restaurant in downtown Scottsdale, $685 can buy a lot of napkins. Maybe some toothpicks, or business cards.
Sorry, but Nancy Pelosi is wrong. We do have a spending problem and the heart of the matter is our inability to control medical costs. Spending on health care now consumes an astonishing 18 percent of our total economic output. Rising Medicare and Medicaid costs are the main drivers of our national debt crisis. Yet health care costs continue to shoot up relentlessly.
We’re frequently reminded that 47 million Americans lack health insurance. Their number has fluctuated between 14 percent and 16 percent of the population for the past 15 years, yet left wingers insist that only a government-managed universal health care system can resolve this crisis.
We're frequently reminded that 47 million Americans lack health insurance. Their number has fluctuated between 14 percent and 16 percent of the population for the past 15 years, yet left wingers insist that only a government-managed universal health care system can resolve this crisis.
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The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has established a $10 million investment at Arizona State University to "bring catalytic change" to health care delivery, said Dr. Judy Jolley Mohraz, the trust's president and CEO.
Goodbye homework. Hello household budget. College graduates around the country are transitioning from life on campus to life on their own.
Democrat incumbent U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell edged Republican challenger David Schweikert to win a second term representing Arizona’s 5th Congressional District, a region that has more registered Republican voters than Democrats.
In a quiet, dignified and meticulous manner that bears a striking resemblance to its namesake, the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is transforming the everyday lives of East Valley residents while investing in their future.
Ten acres of pistachios are ripening on the trees at the Grove Bible Church of Chandler. “We are going to have a good crop this year,” said Pastor Palmer Chinchen, but first he has to find someone to harvest them in the fall.
NEW YORK - Wall Street ended a painful year with another steep loss Monday as investors glumly anticipated that 2008 would bring more of the uncertainty and turbulence of 2007.
The safety net for Maricopa County's poor and mentally ill has frayed to the point where advocates worry not just about patient care, but also about public safety.
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