Strengthening the Safety Net
As healthcare providers and advocates, the Alliance supports efforts to ensure there is a strong health care safety net to keep Arizonans healthy and maintain their access to care. To that end, we continue to engage our policymakers in discussions on the potential Repeal/Replacement of the Affordable Care Act and are committed to a deliberate, thoughtful policy solution that strengthens our healthcare system, drives innovation and quality for the benefit of our patients and our delivery system. We also continue to support Medicaid Restoration and Expansion, the hospital assessment and protecting coverage for low income, working families.
The Alliance supports the provisions in the recently approved AHCCCS Waiver, which establish the AHCCCS Care program in Arizona. This program promotes personal responsibility and self-reliance, and prepares the Medicaid population to transition from Medicaid into private healthcare coverage as they re-enter the workforce. We also support the AHCCCS Administration’s efforts to build a more integrated, quality-driven healthcare system. To that end, we look forward to partnering with AHCCCS on the continued promotion of integration, and the implementation of Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments (DSRIP) and Value-Based Purchasing initiatives.