Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
From the Department of Economic Security (DES) standardized AHCCCS eligibility letter:
For a person over the age of 18 to be elibible for AHCCCS Health Insurance they must be in one of the groups listed below
— A parent or relative living with a child under the age of 18, or age 18 and a full-time student, who is deprived of parental care and support because:
- A parent is continually absent from the home, or
- A parent has died, or
- A parent is physcially or mentally disabled, or
- A parent is unemployed or underemployed.
— Age 65 or older — referred to AHCCCS for a determination.
— Under the age of 65 and is blind or has a disability — referred to ACCCS for a determination.
The person must also meet other program rules such as United States Citizenship, Qualified Non-Citizen, Arizona Residency, and income limits.
So typically a single mother head of household with children (or pregnant), or "dual eligible" disabled who qualify for both social security disability and Medicaid, or "dual eligible" elderly poor who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid.
When we are talking about Governor Brewer's Medicaid (AHCCCS) restoration/expansion plan, these are the people we are talking about.
Why so much hatred for women, children, the disabled, and the elderly? That is the question opponents of Gov. Brewer's plan should have to answer.