At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:37 PM EDT2013-05-20 02:37:45 GMT
An 11-year-old boy is in critical condition after being hit by a car on Perkins Road near Seigen Lane Sunday morning.The accident happened around 11:30am not far from Siegen Lane. State Police investigatorsMore >>
An 11-year-old boy is in critical condition after being hit by a car on Perkins Road near Siegen Lane Sunday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-17 15:37:38 GMT
MANOR, TX (KEYE/CBS) – A weapons company began this week rolling out a groundbreaking "smart" rifle that can target and track a moving object from long distance. Trackingpoint began shipping the guns toMore >>
The rifle is precision guided with "lock and launch" technology similar to a fighter jet.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
PHOENIX (AP) -
This fall, new insurance markets called exchanges will open in each state under provisions of President Barack Obama's health care law. They'll offer private coverage and government aid to help pay premiums. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has rejected a state-run exchange, but is embracing an optional expansion of Medicaid that will help cover very low-income people.
Questions and answers about Arizona's exchange and Medicaid expansion.
Q: How many people are uninsured in Arizona? A: According to an estimate by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 1.18 million of 6.5 million Arizonans did not have health insurance in 2011. That's 18 percent of the population.
Q: How many people in Arizona are currently served by Medicaid and how many more will be served under the Medicaid expansion? A: Arizona currently covers about 1.27 million people through the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state's version of Medicaid, including 87,000 elderly in nursing homes and children enrolled in a special health insurance program known as KidsCare. An additional 300,000 are likely to get coverage if the Legislature agrees with Gov. Brewer's plan to expand coverage under provisions of the federal health care overhaul.
Q: How far along is Arizona in setting up an exchange? A: Gov. Jan Brewer rejected the opportunity to set up a state exchange in November, citing costs and questions about how it would be operated.
Q: How much money has your state received from the federal government to do the initial work in setting up an exchange? A: Brewer's administration accepted federal grants of approximately $31 million to pay for the advance work for the exchanges she ultimately rejected.
Q: How many people were projected to get insurance under the exchange? A: According to a report prepared for Gov. Jan Brewer last year, an estimated 470,000 out of 621,000 eligible people were expected to be getting insurance through the exchange by 2016.
Q: So, what happens now? A: The federal government will set up its own exchange to middle-income help Arizonans find health insurance. The governor's health care adviser says all the state has been told is that the government is working on the project. The government's own deadline is October.
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