Medicaid

KNAU and Arizona News
8:37 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Lawyers To Argue Over Arizona Medicaid Plan

 A battle over how former Gov. Jan Brewer funded the expansion of the state's Medicaid program is finally going before a judge.

Lawyers will argue about the constitutionality of Arizona's hospital "bed tax" in a Phoenix courtroom Thursday. The case that could determine whether 350,000 residents remain covered under the state's Medicaid expansion.

The case hinges on whether the assessment is a tax that should have been passed by a 2/3 vote in the state Legislature or a fee that can be passed by a majority vote.

State Capitol News
8:54 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Ducey, DuVal, Hess Debate State’s Medicaid Expansion and Obamacare

Gubernatorial candidates Fred DuVal, John Mealer, Barry Hess and Doug Ducey face off Monday night at KAET-TV with host Ted Simons.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

At a debate Monday night, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Doug Ducey said while he opposes Obamacare he would veto any effort by the Legislature to repeal the state Medicaid expansion, which is built on it and uses its funds. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:58 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Court to Scrutinize State Legislature’s Challenge to Medicaid Expansion

Gov. Jan Brewer
Credit AP

Gov. Jan Brewer will get a chance to stop some Republicans from trying to undermine the financing for her expansion of the state’s Medicaid program. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:22 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Court Rules That Lawmakers Can Still Challenge Medicaid Expansion

Gov. Jan Brewer
Credit politico.com

The state Court of Appeals ruled today that lawmakers on the losing end of last year's Medicaid expansion fight have a constitutional right to challenge the law and the levy it imposes. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
3:59 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Health Care Could Dry Up for Arizona's Long-term Unemployed

State House Speaker Andy Tobin
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

More than 140,000 of the state's long-term unemployed could eventually find themselves without health insurance. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
3:59 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Health Care Could Dry Up for Arizona's Long-term Unemployed

State House Speaker Andy Tobin
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

More than 140,000 of the state's long-term unemployed could eventually find themselves without health insurance. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:50 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Arizona House Votes for Five-Year Lifetime Cap on Medicaid

House Speaker Andy Tobin
Credit arizonatax.org

The state House voted Thursday to put a five-year lifetime cap on government-funded health care — but not on everyone. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
2:51 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Lawmaker Putting Up a Fight to the State’s Medicaid Expansion

Credit The Telegraph

A state lawmaker is proposing legislation he concedes has no chance of approval, but he believes is necessary to keep up the fight. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
9:52 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Group claims Brewer Medicaid expansion will bloat the system

Gov. Jan Brewer
Credit Politico

In a report, a free-market advocacy group claims that the decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to expand Medicaid will sharply increase the number of people in the program. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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Fronteras
1:53 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Southwest Governors Say Yes To Medicaid Expansion

Three Republican governors in the Southwest have announced in the past few weeks their support for an expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, despite longstanding Republican opposition to the plan.

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