Affordable Care Act Archives

Abrazo helps Arizonans enroll in affordable health insurance


Abrazo Community Health Network will be providing free assistance to Arizonans to help them enroll in affordable health insurance coverage. In Arizona, about 75 percent of consumers qualified for financial assistance and cost reductions for 2015 coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace, according to federal statistics. Through its Path to Health program,… Read More →

AzHHA CEO sees encouraging trends in Arizona healthcare


When he arrived in Arizona in 2013, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association President and CEO Greg Vigdor brought more than 30 years of experience in the evolving and ever-changing healthcare industry. With two years in Arizona under his belt, Az Business magazine sat down with Vigdor to hear his thoughts on industry trends and challenges,… Read More →

New Health Insurance Kiosk Launches in Valley

Local Enrollment Kiosk_Draft

Local Enrollment Services, the first health insurance kiosk in Arizona, will open at Christown Spectrum Mall in conjunction with the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment for health insurance on November 15. Local Enrollment Services and its staff will provide self-service solutions for people to enroll in the healthcare marketplace and to educate Valley residents about… Read More →

Abrazo helps Arizonans with healthcare enrollment


Abrazo Health on Nov. 20 is launching its Path to Health education series aimed at helping Arizonans get affordable insurance coverage. The new enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace, a one-stop shop to more affordable and accessible health care, is Nov. 15-Feb. 15. Abrazo Health will hold free Path to Health… Read More →

NAIOP Arizona announces opposition to Prop 480

Arizona Health Care Cuts, AHCCCS

The NAIOP Arizona board of directors has unanimously opposed Prop 480, an item on the Nov. 4 general election ballot that asks Maricopa County voters to approve a $1.4 billion general obligation bond over 27 years for the Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS). If passed, Prop 480 would be the third largest bond issuance in… Read More →

Op-Ed: A healthy advantage

Ron Genovese, founder and designated broker of GPE.
by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Industry Insiders

The Affordable Care Act has upended the healthcare landscape, and along with it, the office footprint for many physician practices. Fast-changing technology and related healthcare reform requirements are also shaping tomorrow’s medical spaces. Meanwhile, demand for medical office buildings will increase up to 20 percent by the middle of this decade, estimates the Urban Land… Read More →

PCH Helps Families Understand ACA

childrens hospital
by in Events | Featured | Healthcare

Families considering their health care coverage options have a new resource from the experts in pediatric care. Phoenix Children’s Hospital has created a webinar to help parents understand how the Affordable Care Act impacts their health care coverage and what to look for in both private insurance as well as the new marketplace exchanges. Whether… Read More →

Healthy Side Effect: ACA's impact on CRE, sustainability

Photo by Gregg Mastorakos

There’s another trend growing out of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) emphasis on wellness. Mark Stapp, a professor of real estate practice and executive director of Arizona State University’s Master of Real Estate Development program at the W.P. Carey School of Business, says the trend can benefit Arizona’s economic development efforts. “You say sustainability, and… Read More →

Healthy Outlook: Affordable Care Act means new healthcare opportunities in CRE

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Phoenix.  Photo / Gregg Mastorakos

“Tastes great!” “Less filling!” The old beer adage flavors trends in healthcare commercial real estate entering the Age of Affordable Care Act (ACA). There are tasty opportunities for new types of healthcare real estate and a glut of less-filled medical office buildings (MOB) that may result from consolidations. Healthcare providers are looking for patient-luring, high… Read More →

Lease Rates Drop, Vacancy Steady in Medical Office Buildings


GPE Commercial Advisors released its 3Q healthcare report for the Phoenix Metro. At the end of the 3Q 2013, the government had shut down and the debate over the debt ceiling was at an impasse over the funding of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Not only are healthcare providers trying to understand the impact ACA… Read More →

UA Offers Master’s Program in Health Administration

by in Business News | Education | Healthcare

To help meet the growing demand for health care administrators, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona in Phoenix will begin offering a new accredited Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Services Administration program in fall 2014. “In the rapidly changing healthcare environment, administrative positions are one… Read More →

Abrazo helps guide Community Through Healthcare Reform


Abrazo Health has announced a new education series aimed at helping Arizonans navigate through the complex topic of healthcare reform and insurance reform programs. Abrazo Health will hold a series of free community events in November to answer questions about health care reform, Medicaid Expansion, and the new Health Insurance Marketplace and the potential benefits… Read More →

ACA and Dental Insurance: 5 Things to Think About

by in Featured | Healthcare

While much of the attention on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act has focused on medical coverage, Arizona residents are also able to purchase dental insurance through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) beginning on Oct. 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014. Delta Dental of Arizona states, “We are especially pleased that the new law… Read More →

How hospitals, employers can help themselves with ACA

Banner Good Samaritan Hospital
by in Featured | Healthcare | Small Biz

While employers in Arizona are bracing for the expected impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on health insurance premiums, the long-range theory behind the act is that the costs will eventually stabilize over time. This stabilization in employer premiums can be expedited if hospital ERs, who will be impacted most by the increase in… Read More →