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Obamacare enrollment in Arizona rose by 40,000, with more gains likely

More than 40,000 Arizonans signed up for Affordable Care Act health insurance in the six-month special enrollment period earlier this year, and advocates expect the numbers to keep rising in the enrollment period that opens next month. ... Read more»

ACA enrollment uptick a 'pleasant surprise' after years of declines

After years of steady declines, enrollment in Affordable Care Act coverage ticked up in Arizona and held steady in the U.S. this year in what one advocate called a “pleasant surprise” after a challenging year.... Read more»

Census: Number of Arizonans without health insurance rose again in 2019

The number of Arizonans without health insurance jumped to more than 800,000 last year, the third consecutive year of increases for the state, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau.... Read more»

Arizona Medicaid recipients topped 2 million after five-month surge

The number of people on Arizona’s Medicaid rolls topped 2 million this summer, after a five-month surge in enrollment that coincided with COVID-19’s hit to the state’s health and its economy.... Read more»

Advocates think health care funds safe for now, worry about future

Arizona health care advocates are confident that President Donald Trump’s plan to slash billions from health services is “dead on arrival” in Congress – but that doesn’t mean they’re not angry at the administration’s direction.... Read more»

Obamacare open enrollment begins with lower prices, more choices in Arizona

Health insurance experts say the market is settling down after a bumpy start for Obamacare but rural prices still may rise. A shortened open enrollment runs through Dec. 15 this year.... Read more»

Going for the bronze: Advocates push low & no-cost ACA health plans

With one week left to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, advocates are urging Arizona consumers to “window shop” for insurance plans that may be cheaper than they expected or, in some cases, essentially free.... Read more»

Arizona Obamcare premiums may drop, as troubled enrollment opens

Arizona is one of the few states expected to see a decrease in average premium costs during the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period that opened last week – if consumers can figure out how to sign up. The window to enroll has been cut in half from previous years, to 45 days, hours have been shortened, outreach and advertising budgets have been cut — in what critics are calling a Trump administration campaign to “sabotage” Obamacare after Congress was unable to kill it.... Read more»