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Treating the body with mental healthcare

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Building upon the success of the integrated healthcare model, Bayless Healthcare Group has taken steps to increase its emphasis of treating physical care with mental health. The Arizona-based business launched its Adult Primary Care extension earlier this month and recently opened the doors to its Therapeutic Wellness Center across the street from its midtown Phoenix… Read More →

UnitedHealthcare launches app to help Medicaid members

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Healthcare | Tech

UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, is introducing its mobile app Health4Me® to Medicaid beneficiaries in 17 states, enabling plan participants to access important health information anytime, anywhere. The app enables people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicaid plans to more easily manage their health benefits and navigate the health system, including: Accessing personal coverage health… Read More →

Pearce quits GOP post over Medicaid remarks

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Former Arizona legislator Russell Pearce, the chief sponsor of Arizona’s hard-line law against illegal immigration, has resigned a top leadership position in the state Republican Party after he was criticized for remarks advocating mandatory contraception or sterilization for people on Medicaid. The party late Sunday night announced Pearce’s resignation as first vice chairman — the… Read More →

Study: Arizona’s Medicaid Expansion Will Cost $1B

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Arizona’s Medicaid expansion will cost the state’s taxpayers almost a billion dollars a year within a decade, according to a new study from Health Systems Innovation Network (HSI) and the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA). Medicaid expansion is often touted as a “no brainer” for states, as the federal government promises to pay 100%… Read More →

Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan secured

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Arizona lawmakers have endorsed a key element of President Barack Obama’s health care law in a huge political victory for Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, after a lengthy fight over Medicaid expansion that divided the state’s Republican leadership. The expansion that will extend health care to 300,000 more low-income Arizonans came after months of stalled negotiations,… Read More →

Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan secured

Brewer

Arizona lawmakers have endorsed a key element of President Barack Obama’s health care law in a huge political victory for Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, after a lengthy fight over Medicaid expansion that divided the state’s Republican leadership. The expansion that will extend health care to 300,000 more low-income Arizonans came after months of stalled negotiations,… Read More →

Arizona Chamber Foundation issues Medicaid reports

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by in Business News | Healthcare

The issue of Medicaid expansion continues to loom large in state policymaking circles, and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s research arm, the Arizona Chamber Foundation, has produced new reports on this important topic. The Foundation recently released a new Policy Brief titled The Business Case for AHCCCS Expansion. The brief outlines the impact… Read More →

Brewer faces choice on Arizona health exchange

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Gov. Jan Brewer is being pulled one way by major business groups and another by fellow conservatives as she faces a fast-approaching deadline to decide whether to implement a key part of the federal health care law. The decision, due Friday, will determine if Arizona creates a state-run, online marketplace for consumers to use when… Read More →

AzHHA Proposes Alternative To Medicaid Reform Plan, AHCCCS

AHCCCS Alternative - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011

AzHHA and other health care organizations propose an alternative to Gov. Brewer’s Medicaid reform plan, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System ( AHCCCS ) The economic recession has had an impact on industries across the board and health care in Arizona is no exception. Arizona hospitals have lost more than $700 million in state… Read More →