Stories tagged: "medicaid"

Insulin price cuts for 63,000 Arizona seniors through Biden initiative

Legislation to cap the price of insulin prescribed through private insurance and Medicare at $35 a month for Americans of all ages was blocked by Senate Republicans last year.

Navy Capt. Jill Emerick, a doctor with the hospital ship USNS Comfort, gives a girl a checkup in this 2019 photo from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, part of the ship's mission of providing care to help allies' national medical systems. (Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bobby J. Siens/US Navy Southern Command) 
Experts: Slight 2022 Arizona Health Insurance Gains Likely to Vanish in 2023

The percentage of Arizonans with health insurance rose from 89.3% in 2021 to 89.7% in 2022. The state still lags slightly behind the nation, where coverage rose 0.7% from 91.3% of Americans insured to 92%.

OCTOBER 27, 2014. TUCSON, AZ.  Karen Slone (cq), age 53, waits on a Tucson bus bench near her apartment.  A special boot protects her foot after radical surgery at Tucson Medical Center.   Slone lost part of the foot to a diabetic induced infection.  Periodic doctor checkups that might have caught the infection had lapsed after she lost her health insurance and couldn't qualify for Arizona Medicaid.  (Photo by Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Over 100,000 Arizonans Dropped From Medicaid Due to Filing Errors

The cuts in Medicaid enrollment are the first wave of reductions that AHCCCS has projected could reach 600,000 by the end of the year.

FILE - Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 20, 2023. The Democratic president and Republican congressional leader have each tried to assure the public in recent weeks that they don't want the government of the world's largest economy to default. But President Joe Biden has resisted McCarthy's calls for negotiations, while McCarthy is pushing a plan that can't pass the Democratic-majority Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
What Happens if America Defaults on Its Debt?

If the country defaults on its debt, millions of people would lose their jobs, retirement accounts would be decimated, Social Security payments could be delayed, Medicare and Medicaid benefits could be affected, and military members could see paychecks delayed.

SSpeaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., holds an event to mark 100 days of the Republican majority in the House, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, April 17, 2023. McCarthy is hurtling toward one of the most consequential weeks of the new House Republican majority as he labors to pass a partisan package that would raise the nation's debt limit by $1.5 trillion in exchange for steep cuts that some in his own party oppose. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
House GOP Passes Bill That Would Take Food and Healthcare From Arizona Families

An estimated 55,000 Arizonans would lose access to food assistance, 5,600 kids would lose preschool and child care slots, and Arizona veterans would lose 127,000 doctors visits for issues like mental health and substance disorder treatment.

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., center left, and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., hold an event to mark 100 days of the Republican majority in the House, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, April 17, 2023. At far right is Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn. In a speech Monday at the New York Stock Exchange, the Republican leader accused President Joe Biden of refusing to engage in budget-cutting negotiations to prevent a debt crisis. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House GOP’s First 100 Days: Few Results, Lots of Unpopular Ideas

House Republicans have spent their first 100 days in power discussing plans to cut social programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and food assistance and conducting half-baked and conspiracy-fueled investigations.

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OPINION: Don’t Get Dropped—Make Sure You Renew Your Medicaid Health Insurance with AHCCCS

If you are one of the 2.5 million Arizonans who gets your health insurance through Medicaid, you will need to renew your coverage this year.