Thursday, January 6, 2011


Plan aimed at restoring Arizona transplant funding in the works Phoenix News Arizona News News Headlines - Top Stories

PHOENIX – A plan is being talked about that would be aimed at restoring state Medicaid coverage for Arizona transplant patients, many of whom do not have much time left.

This plan comes days after a second patient died after being denied coverage.

At least three legislators are coming up with a plan to restore transplant funding. One of the ideas is an old one that is set to be re-introduced at the State Capitol on Monday.


Republican leaders are waiting to weigh in on any specific plans. Sen. Russell Pearce says, “I’m not going to make commitments right now until we look at the overall ability to fix this problem.

”The bill will be in the hands of the republican majority when the legislature begins its new season Monday.

If the bill is supported by both sides, it could take at least a month until it gets through the legislature.

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