The “Repeal and Replace” debate has somewhat slowed in Washington, which makes now a great time to understand more about the Affordable Care Act’s economic and health impacts in Arizona.
The Affordable Care Act and Arizona’s Medicaid Program: Where We’ve Been and Where We Could Be Headed is Vitalyst’s latest analysis regarding the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System’s enrollment and funding. In addition to assessing system issues, the publication digs into the significant effect that repeal may impose on the state’s General Fund. Amidst a wide range of opinions, this publication focuses on the facts.
The report is a companion document to last month’s release of The Value of Prevention: How the Prevention and Public Health Fund Invests in Arizona’s Health, produced in partnership with the Arizona Public Health Association. The Prevention and Public Health Fund was created by the passage of the Affordable Care Act, and this report analyzes how the fund enables our state to better detect and respond to disease threats, increase vaccination rates, fight obesity, curb tobacco use, and increase access to preventive care.
Much is unknown about what might happen next related to health care in Washington. Before the debate picks up its pace again, make sure you know what Arizona has at stake. Download both the Prevention and Public Health Fund and the Medicaid reports today.