Arizona's cash-strapped Medicaid program is considering charging patients $50 a year if they smoke, have diabetes or are overweight.Read More »
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.