Arizona’s policymakers clashed with members of the business community and insurance industry Nov. 2 over whether to implement a key component of the federal health care overhaul. Under the federal law, states have the option to run their own health insurance exchange, which will ultimately be a web portal where individuals and businesses can buy insurance. If states choose not to implement the exchanges, the federal government will do it for them.Read More »
The federal government is reauthorizing Arizona's newly scaled-back Medicaid program for another five years.Read More »
Rep. Matt Heinz said he sees more and more patients who are unable to afford treatment for their catastrophic health conditions. He called for the Legislature to restore funding to the Medical Expense Deduction program.Read More »
Arizona can’t deny health coverage to about 60,000 low-income parents, federal health officials said today.
The state had asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to allow the elimination of health coverage of parents whose family income balls between 75 and 100 percent of the poverty level.
Consumer and health groups are pushing for a state-run health insurance exchange that they say should be transparent and not dominated by the insurance industry.Read More »
The Arizona Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments for Oct. 19 in the lawsuit against cuts to the state’s Medicaid system.Read More »
The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest is asking the Arizona Court of Appeals to overturn a lower court ruling that upheld the constitutionality of recent cuts to the state’s Medicaid program.Read More »
The Arizona Court of Appeals today found two 2009 abortion laws to be constitutional and scratched a lower court’s order banning them from taking effect.Read More »
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge upheld a partial enrollment freeze for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, rejecting a liberal advocacy group’s claims that the cuts violated a voter mandate.Read More »
Arizona’s Medicaid agency filed illegal liens against people who received medical treatment and later won personal-injury settlements, a lawsuit filed July 27 alleges.Read More »