What it Means in Arizona

There has been a lot of talk recently about the Trump Administration’s decision to end subsidies that help low-income enrollees in Affordable Health Care marketplace health plans. If you are wondering what it might mean to the people of our state, take a look at the video below. Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) President & CEO Greg Vigdor shared his thoughts on a recent segment … Continue reading What it Means in Arizona

Planning Ahead

They thought it was a possibility. So, when it happened late last week…..they were not caught off guard. And that might be good news for Arizonans. From ABC15 in Phoenix: The two insurance companies that sell individual health insurance plans on federal exchanges in Arizona planned for the possibility that President Donald Trump would end payments that help cut costs for lower-income clients. Health Net … Continue reading Planning Ahead

Change Is In The Air

It didn’t take much. A simple stroke of the pen. President Donald Trump signed an executive order yesterday that will stop payments to health insurers that make it possible for lower-income Americans to afford coverage. What does it mean? Here are some thoughts from across the country. From National Public Radio (NPR): President Trump’s decision Thursday to end subsidy payments to health insurance companies is … Continue reading Change Is In The Air

Work To Do Re: Mental Health

The good news…..most Americans are now more willing to talk about mental health issues than in years past. The bad news….stigmas and misperceptions remain. That, according to a recent survey by Kaiser Permanente. From HealthDay.com: The survey, of more than 3,000 U.S. adults, found that 70 percent said they feel people are more open to discussing mental health compared with a decade ago. Most respondents … Continue reading Work To Do Re: Mental Health

World Mental Health Day

Raising awareness and generating engagement around innovative efforts in support of mental health. That was the overarching objective of World Mental Health Day yesterday. Fortune.com found some sobering statistics regarding how deeply mental health issues are affecting Americans. 1 in 5 (or 43.8 million) adults experience mental illness in a given year. 1 in 25 (or 10 million) adults experience a serious mental illness. 1 in 100 (or 2.4 million) live … Continue reading World Mental Health Day

Executive Order on Health Insurance

President Donald Trump is said to be finalizing an executive order to bring changes to the health insurance market after two failed attempts to repeal Obamacare. Time Magazine wrote that the executive order, “would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health … Continue reading Executive Order on Health Insurance