Arizona Medicaid needs $1 billion to fund current program for FY2012

February 2011
State Health Watch;Feb2011, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p1
The article focuses on an analysis made by Arizona's Medicaid program of the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on the state. According to Thomas J. Betlach, director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), the biggest problem for Arizona is that it cannot afford the program once the federal stimulus fund expires on July 1, 2011. In fiscal year 2012, the state will need one billion U.S. dollars just to fund the current program.


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