Posts Tagged ‘arizona health insurance’

Arizona Declining to Organize State-Based Health Insurance Exchange

Posted on: November 28th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Jan Brewer, governor of Arizona, has announced that the state will be rejecting the new federal mandate to start a state-based health insurance exchange under President Obama’s Health Care Reform.  The Chicago Tribune reports that Brewer cites unanswered concerns about the exchanges and how it could raise costs for families and small businesses in Arizona. […]

Arizona Health Insurance Extending Coverage to Children

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Arizona health insurance will be seeing a change in coverage for their children as about 22,000 poor kids in the state gain health insurance coverage under a Medicaid deal through an agreement with the Obama administration.  Kaiser Health News’s article by Phil Galewitz says the agreement allows Arizona to use a combination of country dollars, […]

New Pain Center of Arizona Opens

Posted on: February 6th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

UPDATE 2/17/2012 – The Pain Center of Arizona accepts many different types of insurance including Aetna, Banner Health, BCBS, Cigna, Humana, Medicare, Tricare and UnitedHealthcare.  Contact the center directly to see if your insurance carrier is accepted. The Pain Center of Arizona has opened up another center to help patients suffering from chronic pain.  The […]

Arizona Health Insurance – Lacking for Children

Posted on: September 23rd, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

The Census Bureau recently released data reporting on how many children are going without health insurance coverage.  Texas, Nevada and Arizona were the top three states for uninsured children rates according to the article “Health Coverage for Arizona Children Among Lowest in Nation” by Max Levy on About one in eight children age 17 […]

Arizona Health Insurance Transplant Coverage

Posted on: April 8th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Medicaid coverage health insurance has been restored for transplant patients by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer many months after a reduction started accusations that Republicans lawmakers were cold hearted on serious medical conditions.  According to the article “Arizona Restores Transplant Coverage With New Budget” by Paul Davenport on, this was made possible through a budget […]

Top Arizona Health Insurance Companies

Posted on: February 23rd, 2011 by JPAL No Comments

The top 10 health insurance companies in Arizona, based on 2010 market share as measured by NAIC, are listed below.  This ranking was initially reported on by US News and World Report. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Pacificare of Arizona Unitedhealthcare Ins. Co, Health Net of AZ Inc. CIGNA Healthcare of AZ Aetna Life […]

Arizona Health Insurance

Posted on: August 14th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

Arizona health insurance is about to face big changes like the rest of the country because of Obama’s health care reform. According to the article “Arizona Lawsuit Against Healthcare Reform” found on, The Goldwater Institute filed a federal lawsuit this week to block national healthcare reform reported by The East Valley Tribune.  The lawsuit […]

Health Insurance Monopolies in Arizona

Posted on: March 25th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

Two reports have recently come out to confirm that health insurance companies have an increasing monopoly on most major US markets especially in Arizona according to the article “Arizona Among States With Health-Insurer Monopolies” by Ginger Rough on There was a study that recently was released from the American Medical Association which found that […]

Children’s Health Insurance Program Dropped by Arizona

Posted on: March 23rd, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

According to the article “Arizona Drops Children’s Health Insurance Program, Medicine Coverage” by Thomas Kristoffersen on, Arizona became the first state to get rid of their Children’s Health Insurance Program.  The cutting of the program was a result of the strict budget set forth by Gov. Jan Brewer and it will take away coverage […]

BCBSAZ – BlueSolutions

Posted on: July 24th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona‘s (BCBSAZ) is the next health insurance company that we will discuss in this continuing series of posts related to efforts by Blue Cross Blue Shield member health plans to undertake programs designed to increase access to affordable health insurance for the uninsured. BCBSAZ launched a program called BlueSolutions which […]