“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

“KidsCare has brought peace of mind, my boys are healthy, and I’ve only used it for preventive care, but I know if something did happen they have the health coverage they need”

“My partner and I work as hard as we can to provide a loving home for our 4 children”, says Heather, a 36-year-old Phoenix mom. Together for 11 years, Heather’s partner was able to provide health care coverage for the family under his employee plan. A couple of years ago, the company he worked for … Continued

“Ramon is a walking miracle”

My son, Ramon is a walking miracle. It was 2010 when he heard the news that his cousin was killed in Afghanistan, He left home that evening to meet with friends, and never returned the same. At the age of 28, Ramon, my 3rd child, fell predator to a carjacking crime. He was placed in the … Continued

Evin Schwab gets critical therapy coverage through Medicaid(AHCCCS)

For 8-year-old Evin Schwab, who has autism, the therapies he gets are critical to his development. He gets speech therapy and occupational therapy several times a week. Plus, he also gets habilitation services every week. All of his therapies are covered through Care1st, which is a healthcare plan that provides support and services to meet … 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