Federal health officials have approved an additional 5 percent cut in the rates Arizona pays hospitals and other health-care providers to treat Medicaid patients.Read More »
Advocates for state services and programs shouldn't hold out hope that Arizona's improving fiscal situation means cuts made to keep the state budget in the black will be reversed any time soon, an official said Friday.Read More »
The federal government is reauthorizing Arizona's newly scaled-back Medicaid program for another five years.Read More »
Rep. Matt Heinz said he sees more and more patients who are unable to afford treatment for their catastrophic health conditions. He called for the Legislature to restore funding to the Medical Expense Deduction program.Read More »
An appeals court on Wednesday hears arguments in a challenge to parts of Arizona's scaling back of its Medicaid program to help balance the state budget.Read More »
More than 14,000 low-income childless adults in Arizona lost state-provided health coverage last month, the biggest drop since the state froze enrollment in the health coverage program in July.Read More »
Arizona can’t deny health coverage to about 60,000 low-income parents, federal health officials said today.
The state had asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to allow the elimination of health coverage of parents whose family income balls between 75 and 100 percent of the poverty level.
Social Security and Medicare will be there for those who need them now and for future generations as well, U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva told a group of senior citizens Thursday.Read More »
Arizona’s hospitals will renew their campaign for a bed-tax proposal to draw down federal money, which they say would salvage coverage for thousands of residents who are frozen out of the state’s Medicaid program.Read More »
Mental health providers in Maricopa County are trying to figure out how to cope with a new round of rate cuts that are ultimately being passed down to them from the cash-strapped state, which is asking them to continue providing the same level of service for less money.Read More »