Arizona Health Insurance Budget Crisis

Arizona health insurance : As the budget crisis continues, legislative leadership has started showing some signs of support for Governor Brewer’s proposed  temporary one-percent increase in the sales tax. Even if the governor can sway the General Assembly, the proposal would have to be voted on in a special election in May. New bills introduced this session include: elimination of pre-existing condition exclusions; guaranteed issue of coverage Medicare Supplemental policies to those under 65 needing end-stage renal disease care, an oral chemotherapy parity mandate; a reduction in the small group rating bands; a defined contribution portal patterned after Utah’s; and a resolution against federal health care reform

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