Gov. Jan Brewer made an official request for the feds to approve her Medicaid reform plan, submitting a proposal that would freeze enrollment for adults on AHCCCS, cut reimbursement to health care providers and scale back some benefits.Read More »
The tentative budget agreement legislative leaders and Gov. Jan Brewer reached late Wednesday night slashes $1.14 billion from the budget and more forcefully reflects the ascent of fiscally conservative Republicans at the Capitol.Read More »
Months after Arizona cut off Medicaid funding for some medical transplants as a budget-cutting move, the issue stands to heat up again as Gov. Jan Brewer and the Republican-led Legislature prepare to act on a state budget.Read More »
A bed tax proposed by the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association is a distant Plan C in the Legislature as lawmakers look to overhaul AHCCCS, but the trade group is hoping it might win by default if lawsuits block the state from cutting its Medicaid program.Read More »
The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association is criticizing Gov. Jan Brewer's revised plan to cut the state's Medicaid program to help balance the state budget.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer changed tracks on her plans to overhaul the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, announcing a new plan that would freeze enrollment for childless adults but wouldn’t impose the massive cuts she’d long advocated.Read More »
Restoring hospice care to Medicaid-covered services in Arizona would provide better and more cost-effective care for dying patients, a lawmaker said.Read More »
Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jeremy Duda joins Arizona Week to discuss the proposed cuts to Arizona's Medicaid program.Read More »
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 »