“Fortunately, I am on AHCCCS, so I get the medications I need”

My name is Kathryn Castaneda, I am 56 with two adult children ages 28 and 25. I moved to Prescott Valley from California several years ago. I am not currently working, and my husband just got a job as a foreman for a construction company. Thank goodness, because we have been homeless. Soon hopefully, we … Continued

“My wife and I were missionaries. AHCCCS has been good to us.”

My wife and I were missionaries. We first came to Arizona to work on the Navajo nation, to help work on the communication system, working on transmitters. Our work later took us to Navojoa, in Sonora Mexico. That’s when my wife got sick. She told me that she thought she had broken her back. I … Continued

“Without AHCCCS we would be uninsured”

Without AHCCCS we would be uninsured. My name is Eileen Guerrero and I work 3 days a week at a local diner in Gila Bend, Arizona. We moved to Gila Bend from Los Angeles 8 years ago because my mom lives here. There aren’t many options for jobs, but Gila Bend is a good place … Continued

“Sometimes life just happens. I found myself a single mother of two young children. I was working full-time doing accounting work at a private prison in Pinal County when I decided to go back to school to follow my dream of a college education. “

Sometimes life just happens. I found myself a single mother of two young children. I was working full-time doing accounting work at a private prison in Pinal County when I decided to go back to school to follow my dream of a college education. From 2003 to 2015, my children received health insurance coverage through … Continued

“Everything was going well until last year, I got sick. I was on complete bed rest for nearly 10 months. When I got sick, I didn’t have insurance and we paid $8,000 out of pocket for medical expenses.”

For most of my life I have been a waitress as my family owned restaurants. In 2000, we moved to Arizona and decided to start a cleaning and landscaping business here in Prescott, Az. Everything was going well until last year, I got sick. I was on complete bed rest for nearly 10 months. When … Continued

Megan and Sophia: their story

My name is Megan Robenalt and I come from a family of hard-working people, originally copper miners, who have contributed to Arizona’s economy for five generations. I live in Kearny, AZ in eastern Pinal County, with my six-year old daughter Sophia.  Our community is small, good jobs are hard to come by, and healthcare resources … Continued

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Trump Administration Expands Availability of Junk Healthcare Plans

The Trump administration issued new insurance rules early Wednesday to encourage more Americans to buy inexpensive, skimpy health plans originally designed for short-term use. The policies will be available for 12 months at a time, up from a current limit of three, and customers will be able to renew them for additional years. The short-term … Continued

Study: Medicaid Expansion Leads to Higher Employment

People with disabilities are more likely to be employed in states where Medicaid coverage has been expanded as part of the Affordable Care Act. New research published Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health found the number of people who report not working due to their disability has decreased significantly in states where Medicaid has … Continued

Many fear they can’t meet Medicaid “work requirements”

When it comes to her Medicaid coverage, Mary Ellen Guy feels like she’s living in limbo. The Greenville woman can’t meet the 80-hour work requirement — as it is most often called — because she cares for her parents, Anna and Harold Guy, who are in their 80s. Until two years ago, Mary Ellen Guy … Continued

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