Medicaid Opposition

Foes of the expanded Medicaid (AHCCCS) law in Arizona have failed in their referendum drive to put expansion on the 2014 ballot.  Thus, the measure signed by Governor Brewer earlier this year became law effective September 12, 2013 expanding AHCCCS as of January 1, 2014.  Opponents have indicated that they intend to make a legal challenge to the AHCCCS expansion but acknowledged that they will probably not be successful.  Expansion of AHCCCS is especially important to childless adults whose income is below the federal poverty level and who previously had been excluded from AHCCCS coverage in Arizona.  If you previously applied for AHCCCS and were rejected you should seriously consider reapplying especially if you are an adult without children.