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Health department unveils hospital compare tool

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State health officials are launching a new online tool that will let patients and their families compare the costs and results of health care at hospitals across the state. AZ Hospital Compare is managed by the Arizona Health Services Department and will be accessible beginning Monday. The searchable database will allow patients to compare the… Read More →

College costs increase 5 percent

Young woman moving in to Dorm

The sticker price of in-state tuition at four-year public universities climbed about $400 this fall, an increase of nearly 5 percent that brought the average to $8,655. That’s a modest increase compared to recent years but still painful for families with stagnant incomes after a prolonged economic slump. Room-and-board charges grew by a comparable amount,… Read More →