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Making AHCCCS a hand up, not a hand out

Ducey today unveiled his new plan for AHCCCS, which includes co-pays, premiums, work requirements and wellness incentives. The proposal revolves around AHCCCS CARE, a sort of health savings account for some Medicaid patients. (The new acronym stands for Choice, Accountability, Responsibility and Engagement.)

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Medicaid director should champion patients

AHCCCS director Tom Betlach (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper has rejected arguments by Tom Betlach, director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System – Arizona’s Medicaid program – that he can effectively protect our state’s expanded Medicaid program by serving as sole defender in a lawsuit filed by the Goldwater Institute.

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We’ve got your best interests at heart

The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest wants to intervene as a defendant in the lawsuit against Medicaid expansion, arguing that AHCCCS Director Tom Betlach does not necessarily represent the interests of its clients, four childless adults that are receiving Medicaid coverage as a result of the 2013 law.

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