Some Arizona lawmakers contemplating the pros and cons of Gov. Jan Brewer’s plan to expand Medicaid coverage in the state must also consider whether a vote for her proposal amounts to political suicide.Read More »
Do the math.
Those three words essentially sum up Gov. Jan Brewer’s core argument in favor of expanding the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state’s Medicaid program. She repeats them at every press event, every interview and every plea for support.
Gov. Jan Brewer unveiled the details of her Medicaid expansion plan this afternoon, beginning in earnest the effort to push the controversial proposal through the Legislature.Read More »
A handful of Arizona prison inmates who sued the state over the quality of health care at the state's prisons won class-action status that lets other prisoners join the case.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer brought supporters Tuesday to the state Capitol to rally behind her plan to expand Medicaid to about 300,000 more Arizonans, ramping up pressure on lawmakers to vote for the expansion that she fought tooth and nail up until last year's Supreme Court decision upholding the federal health care overhaul.Read More »
More than six weeks after Gov. Jan Brewer surprised fellow Republicans by announcing her plan to push for Medicaid expansion, the proposal has yet to be formally introduced in the Legislature.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan has no shortage of critics, but for those opponents, the Ninth Floor wants to know the answer to one question — what’s the alternative?Read More »
When Gov. Jan Brewer announced her plan to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, one of the few hospitals in Arizona to object was the Mayo Clinic.Read More »
Based on the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System’s (AHCCCS) blueprint, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is rebuilding his state’s Medicaid program. He is the 21st governor to develop a broader Medicaid program. Finally, Florida can do what we in Arizona pioneered: Establish a private-public partnership where private health plans, not the government, coordinate health care for their patients. It’s refreshing to see states across the country emulating Arizona’s model of patient-centered care managed in the private marketplace.Read More »
The economics of vaccinating children and adolescents is causing alarm in the healthcare community as more doctors say they cannot afford to offer vaccines because reimbursements do not cover their costs.Read More »