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 »
In a bid to overturn a partial enrollment freeze to the state’s Medicaid program, the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest amended its lawsuit in response to a judge’s ruling that the original plaintiffs did not have standing to sue.Read More »
By offering states the option to run a key piece of the federal health care overhaul, the law is forcing Arizona’s lawmakers into the ultimate conundrum: Do nothing and potentially lose significant control over the state’s health care system or help implement a program they’d rather see in the gutter.Read More »