Medicaid Coverage

On January 14, 2013, Governor Brewer announced her proposal regarding Medicaid coverage. Details about her plan will be released in the near future. Her recommendation will now be considered by the Legislature in the 2013 legislative session. Continue to check this page for more information.

State of the State 2013
Four Cornerstones of Reform


Background & Federal Interface

Recently, AHCCCS sought guidance from CMS asking whether the State of Arizona could continue receiving federal funding to maintain coverage for Childless Adults if Arizona extends an enrollment freeze past the scheduled expiration date of December 31, 2013. The answer received today through federal guidance was a clear “No.” This clarification also means that if no action is taken, 63,000 Arizonans will lose their healthcare coverage on January 1, 2014, including an estimated 5,000 cancer patients and 2,000 Arizonans with serious mental illness. In response to today’s federal guidance, Governor Brewer sent a letter to legislative leadership clarifying the options before the State and laying out the clear path forward.

CMS Guidance re ACA Eligibility 4/25/13
Governor Brewer’s Letter to Legislative Leaders 4/25/13 


Additional background information and interface with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services can be found on the link below.
Background & Federal Interface


Public Input Process

  • Share
    Share your story, logo, name, and/or comments about the Medicaid Coverage proposal by clicking on the envelope below. You can also view the stories, logos, names and written comments received to date.
Share Your Name View Stories View Logos View Names View Written Comments View Photos
  • Live Testimonials
    Childless adults without health insurance and their families tell their stories about how being uninsured has had an impact on their lives. Click on the link below to view these videos:
    Live Testimonials
  • Community Forums
    AHCCCS also obtained feedback from the public at Community Forums hosted across the State. Information about these forums is also included on the link below.
    Live Testimonials and Community Forums

News Coverage

Information about the impact of Medicaid Coverage has appeared in recent media outlets. See links below for stories:

Jan Brewer
Rally for Restoration leads to Senate Passing Plan

Legislature Completes its Work on the State Budget, Medicaid PR 6/13/13

Governor’s Budget Spends $81M Less than House Alternative: PR 6/12/13

Time to Compete the People’s Business: PR 6/12/13

Backed by state Constitution, Medicaid Restoration makes sense 6/7/13

Medicaid restoration math makes it a no-brainer fiscally 6/6/13


More News Coverage stories can be found on the following link:
News Coverage

Resources

House Bill 2010

Myth Busters: Facts and Fiction about the Governor’s Medicaid Plan

Educational Materials 

Medicaid Coverage Plan Fact Sheet

Add Your Name to the List of Supporters

AARP Take Action website

Restoring Arizona website


Myth Busters and Other Facts You Need to Know

Below are links with more information about the Governor’s Medicaid Plan, including steps taken to date to mitigate reductions in the AHCCCS program which are temporary solutions that will no longer be available after December 31, 2013.

Impact to Arizona

Impact to Childless Adults

Impact to Hospitals and Providers

Impact to Employers

Related Information and Reports