Arizona is asking the federal government to continue its Medicaid program for childless adults.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer says she's found support for her executive order that denies public benefits for people who qualify for the deferred deportation policy.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer apparently won't say until January whether Arizona should expand the state's Medicaid program under the federal health care overhaul — a decision that could present legislators with a white-hot political issue.Read More »
A U.S. District Court has temporarily blocked Arizona from implementing a new law that prohibits public funds from going to Planned Parenthood.
The law bars the state from contracting with or making a grant to any entity that performs an abortion or maintains an abortion facility.
Arizona’s system for providing medical care for “dual eligible” people – those who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid services – was praised as a promising model for other states at a Senate hearing Wednesday.Read More »
A year ago, Republicans boasted that they made the tough decisions on state spending needed to close a massive budget deficit. The decision to freeze enrollment in state-funded health care for the poor was held up most often by Republicans as a shining example of how they addressed the festering fiscal imbalance.
But one incentive might persuade Arizona’s policymakers to let the uninsured back into the Medicaid fold: cash — lots of it.
Arizona’s Medicaid program may spend as much as $57 million a year on ineligible recipients, according to a report by the Auditor General’s Office.Read More »
On behalf of the board of directors and staff of the Arizona Foundation for Behavioral Health, I want to acknowledge the UofA Health Network, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Maricopa Integrated Health System for their efforts to bring forward a proposal to the AHCCCS administration which, with the approval of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, has reinstituted a modified KidsCare program.Read More »
Federal authorities say an Arizona hospice has agreed to pay $3.7 million to resolve civil allegations that the company submitted false claims to Medicare.Read More »
Two advocacy groups are suing Arizona's Medicaid program over claims of increased and mandatory copayments for low-income adults and childless adults.Read More »