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Legal Beat

Court refuses to order Arizona to pay for transgender teen’s surgery – Cronkite News

A federal appeals court has refused to order Arizona’s Medicaid program to pay for the transition surgery of a transgender teen who claimed the state’s failure to do so amounted to sex discrimination. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upheld a lower court that said the 15-year-old had not shown that male chest reconstruction surgery

Medicaid

Arizona lawmakers consider Medicaid expansion for postpartum care – Cronkite News

Photo: State Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley, D-Tucson Advocates are pushing Arizona lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage for women after they give birth, to help improve maternal health outcomes and combat rising pregnancy-related deaths. Medicaid – which is administered by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or AHCCCS – covers women for up to 60

State

Arizona Medicaid recipients topped 2 million after five-month surge

The number of people on Arizona’s Medicaid rolls topped 2 million this summer, after a five-month surge in enrollment that coincided with COVID-19’s hit to the state’s health and its economy. Almost 1.88 million people were covered by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System – the state’s Medicaid program – on March 1, the

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