Medicaid Coverage

On January 14, 2013, Governor Brewer announced her proposal regarding Medicaid coverage. Her recommendation was considered and enacted by the Legislature during the 2013 legislative session.
State of the State 2013
Four Cornerstones of Reform

Background & Federal Interface

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 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 You can view the stories, names and written comments received.
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  • 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

Myth Busters and Other Facts You Need to Know

House Bill 2010

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

Educational Materials 

Medicaid Coverage Plan Fact Sheet