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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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Policy in the budget — by the bills (access required)

As amended, the bill allows AHCCCS to adopt rules necessary to implement a program given available funds, providing the agency the ability to make changes to its services, eligibility and rates. Also, the bill contains an intent clause for certain transplant services that were eliminated last year to be funded, and a “notwithstanding” language that the Governor’s Office says gives the agency broad leeway to restore the services.

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