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Arizona Medicaid considers tax on smokers, obese

(AP) -- Arizona's cash-strapped Medicaid program is considering charging patients $50 a year if they smoke, have diabetes or are overweight. A spokeswoman for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System said Friday that ...

dateApr 02, 2011 in Health
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Medicaid cuts: teeth pulled, transplant called off

(AP) -- In Illinois, a pharmacist closes his business because of late Medicaid payments. In Arizona, a young father's liver transplant is canceled because Medicaid suddenly won't pay for it. In California, ...

dateDec 13, 2010 in Health
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Contracts adding legal twist to family health care

Financial contracts to care for sick or aging relatives - nearly unthinkable just a decade ago - are drawing new interest as everyday Americans wrestle with the time and expense of providing long-term health care, a University ...

dateMay 27, 2009 in Health
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