Tag Archives: Organ transplantation

Playing semantics with transplant funding

Although her office has consistently characterized the transplants no longer provided by AHCCCCS as "optional," in a recent letter to the incoming speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Brewer said the state has been forced to stop providing "potentially life-saving procedures" because of the federal health care mandate.

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AHCCCS eligibility headed back to ballot?

GOP leaders are eyeing a resolution in the upcoming session that would allow voters to reconsider AHCCCS eligibility requirements, in an attempt to roll back the standard set by Prop 204 without running afoul of the voter protections afforded by Prop 105.

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Brewer may push for special election on AHCCCS (access required)

Gov. Jan Brewer has insisted repeatedly during the past year that the Legislature has the authority to cut spending for Arizona’s Medicaid program below the level that voters thought they had locked 10 years ago. But she appears to have shifted strategy and is planning instead to ask voters to approve the cuts in a special election.

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