Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jeremy Duda joins Arizona Week to discuss the proposed cuts to Arizona's Medicaid program.Read More »
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House Democrats have introduced 178 bills in the 2011 legislative session, and at the 52-day mark only 19 of those bills remained alive.
In filing bills, they have a choice: Make a statement and lose, or move to the center and (maybe) survive.
Don’t ask, do yell: AHCCCS knew it might not need fed permission to cut patients, but state made a fuss anyway
On Feb. 15, when U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius informed Arizona that it could cut 250,000 people from Medicaid without federal permission, it wasn’t nearly as much of a surprise for Gov. Jan Brewer as it was for most Arizonans.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is considering freezing Medicaid enrollment as early as April 1 for childless adults as part of a phase-out preparation for kicking 250,000 people off of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System.Read More »
A long-sought meeting between Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius took 15 minutes on Monday and ended with a typical government response: Put it in writing.Read More »
Although a bill passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee after midnight the morning of Feb. 23 would repeal Arizona's Medicaid system, its real purpose appears to be to start a discussion on how the state can save money on health care.Read More »
An annual legislative power play that always seems like a fool’s errand finally may have gotten the break it has been waiting for.Read More »
Arizona's Medicaid director says the state's economy would be crippled if the state ends its health care program for low-income people as proposed under a bill advancing in the Senate.Read More »
A divided Arizona Senate committee voted Wednesday to eliminate the cash-short state's Medicaid program and replace it with a much smaller system that would cover only a fraction of low-income people now served.Read More »
The chairman of an Arizona Senate committee has scheduled a hearing on his bill to repeal the state's Medicaid program, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System.Read More »