Medicare and AHCCCS: What’s going on?

The state of Arizona’s Medicaid program will pay the Medicare premium for people with income below $1,333 for an individual) or $1789 for a couple. I wrote about the details of this assistance last year: Help for Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries. In [...]

Obamacare: Medicaid Expansion does not apply to people on Medicare.

Under Obamacare Medicaid is being expanded for people with incomes up to 133% of the federal poverty level.  But this expansion does not apply to people who have Medicare. There has been a lot of talk in the last few months about how Medicaid [...]

AHCCCS: Changes Coming for Some Dual Eligibles

Letters will be going out this week to low-income Medicare beneficiaries in Arizona who have Medicare and AHCCCS (Arizona Medicaid).  As of October 1st, all dual eligibles must have the same AHCCCS health plan as their Medicare Advantage plan. [...]

Help for Medicare Costs

Low-income Medicare beneficiaries get help with their Medicare Part B premium and their prescription drug costs.  Income levels that qualify for help have been raised for 2013. Anyone on Medicare with monthly income below $1,313 (individual) [...]