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Good News for the Uninsured – Medicaid Expansion Approved July 24, 2013

Posted by mvarlan in Uncategorized.
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Many patients with HH are covered by government insurance plans, which can be restrictive in terms of membership criteria and where they can go for treatment. In recent years some adult patients have found themselves not qualifying for coverage at all solely because they don’t have children. Arizona recently made changes that broadened the criteria for membership of this state run program. Read the details below and contact your local representative to see if similar changes have been made in your area.

Medicaid expansion was approved as part of the state’s budget and signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer on June 17th. This law will restore coverage to thousands of childless adults who are eligible for AHCCCS under an Arizona voter mandate that passed in 2000, but was unfunded because of budget challenges. It also includes coverage for childless adults from 100 to 133 percent of the federal poverty level (approximately $11,500 to $15,000 for a single adult).

Please submit any questions or comments to this blog.

 

Regards, Maggie Bobrowitz, RN, MBA

Neuroscience Program Coordinator

Barrow Hypothalamic Hamartoma Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Barrow Hypothalamic Hamartoma Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center

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