Now that the Supreme Court has spoken regarding the Affordable Care Act- States have a lot more clarity around the decisions they’ll need to make and what they need to do to implement the law. The Governor kicked off a process to review the options and engage Stakeholders for their input this week. Additional meetings are being scheduled in the coming weeks including public meetings toward the end of August and into September. You can see the PowerPoint Presentation to Stakeholders and the AHCCCS Cost Summary on the AHCCCS website.
Those of you that work in behavioral health (and anybody in the Agency really) should take some time to review the PowerPoint- as it provides a sketch of the background information. There are clearly lots of decisions yet to be made- but the materials provide some interesting insight.