Medicaid in Arizona

Arizona Has Always Done Medicaid
Its Own Way

Medicaid in Arizona is known as AHCCCS, a program that leverages the private sector to the greatest extent to provide health care coverage through private health plans that drive market-based innovations and leverage their networks so members receive their care from the same hospitals and doctors as commercially insured Arizonans. The result has been highest quality care at a low cost. This is why Arizona is considered the Gold Standard. READ MORE HERE

AHCCCS by the Numbers

  • 1.9 Million Arizonans Enrolled in AHCCCS –1 in 4 Arizonans in Medicaid
  • Rural areas rely on AHCCCS coverage. Example:
    66% percent of the residents in Apache
    County are enrolled in the AHCCCS program
  • 400,000 Adults enrolled in the adult group
    whose eligibility is directly at risk under AHCA
    o 31% are over the age of 50
    o 31% are under the age of 30

The Health 202
Here’s why John McCain voted ‘no’ on health care.

Arizona is among the handful of Republican-led states that expanded Medicaid to cover low-income, childless adults.  That program, along with new opportunities for coverage through federally subsidized marketplace plans, has provided coverage to half a million Arizonans over the past few years.

Arizona’s uninsured rate fell from 17.3 percent in 2009 to 10.8 in 2015-the 13th largest drop in the nation during that time.

The Washington Post, The Health 202:  Here’s Why John McCain voted ‘no’ on health care – Friday August 4, 2017.

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Facts & Questions to Consider