Health Care

Understanding your health care rights, sorting through insurance policies and finding a way to pay your medical bills can be daunting tasks. But there are resources to help educate you about your rights and help you weigh your options.

Articles and Info

MEDICARE IS HERE TO STAY

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by: Social Security Administration


HEALTH-e-ARIZONA

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AHCCCS Informational Brochures

Offers information about the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System.

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The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is Arizona's version of Medicaid and it provides health insurance to low income Arizonans through a health plan. More »


Medigap

What is Medigap and how can it help you with your health care? More »


Medicare

What is Medicare all about, who is eligible and where to find personalized assistance. More »


Health Insurance after Retirement

Understanding your health care rights, sorting through insurance policies and finding a way to pay your medical bills can be daunting tasks. But there are resources to help educate you about your rights and help you weigh your options More »


Life Care Planning Packet (Advanced Directives), Information and Documents from the Arizona Attorney General

Find out about Durable Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Will (End of Life Care), Durable Mental Health Care Power of Attorney, Letter to My Agent (Representative) and More! More »

by: Arizona Office of the Attorney General


Questions

Question: My 91 year-old father has recently been admitted to an Altzheimer's long term care facility. My stepsister, his ex-wife and a fiduciary have healthcare Power of Attorney. The fiduciary is private and only acts as a substitute. I have no access to his medical records. I live in CA & cannot take charge of his care. He's medicated and sleepy all the time. How can I get access to his medical records without becoming responsible for his care from another state? My stepsister is not cooperative and has even threatened my visits with my father. The fiduciary interceded on my behalf. His ex-wife has taken all his assets.
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Question: The provider that diagnosed my son with autism is withholding records due to non payment. The law says she cannot do this. What is my next step?
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Question: if i lost my gun rights (due to going to prison) but waited 12 years after getting out and started buying guns , and then got charged with misconduct with weapons. Because i did not know i had to file something, but after my arrest i have filed and got my civil and gun rights back, but am facing a class 4 felony and 4.5 years in prison. Is this beatable in trial due to to the fact i have my rights back now, after my new arrest though. Please help ASAP
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Question: I have a Health Care Advance Directive from another state. Some of my friends say it is valid, others no. I suspect it is really up to the local hospital/doctor whether to honor it. Can you tell me if there is an AZ law that REQUIRES hospital/doctor to follow it? If so, can you tell me the law (statue??) that applies so I can refer to it if necessary? Thank you
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Question: My father-in-law just got approved for AHCCCS. He had originally signed up for Humana so wondering if he can still use the Humana?
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Question: I CANT FIND A LAWYER WHO WILL TAKE MY CASE. I AM SUFFERING FROM A HYPOXIC BRAIN INJURY AFTER BOWEL OBSTRUCTION SURGERY. IM RUNNING OUT OF TIME TO FILE. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JUSTICE FOR ALL?
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Question: How do I get a list of doctors that participate in the AHCCCS Medical Program in Chandler AZ?
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Question: My wife is permanatly disabled under social security disablity. Part of her disablitiy is problems with comprehension. Between her learning disablity and hearing impairment, she has a really hard time comunicating with doctors and insurance companies. She just can't comprehend these things. She wants me to be her Medical Power of Attorney so that she doesn't have to deal with insurance companies customer service. The only information I can find is related to seniors. Can you help us? Where to go.. who to see?
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Question: how old you have to be before elegibility for medicare
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Question: My mother had quad bypass surgery 10/07. Upon coming home from the hospital we needed a caregiver to help my mom take her meds go to the bathroom , feed herself , bathe herself etc. After 90 days my mothers LTC kicked in. We filed a claim with Humana , which is the provider that administers her medicare , on 04/20/07. We called a couple of weeks later and were told it takes 30 days to process. We then called the end of May and were told they have it but to wait another 30 days. We called at the end of June and were now told it was in the wrong dept but it would now be expedited. I called mid July spoke to a "manager " Joe Clark who said it was still in the worng dept but he wopuld expedite it and call me back in 1-2 days. NO CALL 10 days later I call and speak to Stephanie, and she tells me her sup. will call me back NO CALL. i call 5 days later speak to Woodley , he tells me he has no idea about the delay but will rush it. I call at the end of July speak to yet another manager who tells me they "changed" vendors and need me to refax the entire claim. She asks me what the claim is about I tell her and she tells me that what I described to her is really more "housekeeping" work and not covered. KEEP IN MIND she hasn't even reviewed the claim. I am now approaching 4 months since we first submitted this and I am at wits end. What are my options to get this expedited one way or another
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Question: I have an adult handicapped daughter who lives alone and has been put in hospital for emergency care several times for severely neglecting herself;refusing to eat or receive help or care from family. She is paralyzed with Spina Bifida, mentally ill, and suicidal. Presently in hospital for her neglect.I am her mother.She needs long term care but refuses/How can I do it legally?
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Question: My Mom is an 80-year old senior with legal status, diable, no income, arrived in the US November 2007. She was just recently approved for AHCCCS Federal Emergency Services. I made an appeal to AHCCCS that she be granted a regular full coverage because of her current medical condition. What are the rights of the seniors in Arizona with the same case of my Mom in terms of health care. She has heart disease, severe arthritis, acute glaucoma that needs to be followed-up by specialists. She has been due for medical check up and needs continuous medication for the above illnesses. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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Question: What are rules for Medicaid recipients with regard to the other spouses rights? I'm planning for if I would have to go to a Nursing Home.
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Question: I have been mostly supported by my spouse the last few years. After a heart attack, I am no longer able to work and trying to get on social security so I can eventually receive medicare. Social security told me that I have not worked enough quarters the last 15 years to qualify. What about all the years before that?
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Question: Can I request "in-home" assistance thru AHCCCS? We are in need of assistance for someone with mild Alheimer's as reminders for taking medicine and for personal health & safety a few hours a day. Is this possible thru AHCCCS?
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Question: are clinics allowed to charge interest on medical bills? are they required to file claims with my secondary insurance after medicare? can they refuse treatment for a balance on an account after medicare has paid?
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Question: Where can I get more information about Medicare and my various health care options?
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Question: Do I need long-term care insurance?
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Question: As a veteran, am I entitled to additional health benefits?
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Question: What is Medicare?
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