“Health care I can afford? Where can I sign up?”
Southern Arizona residents looking for information on health insurance are getting guidance from major local health care providers and other concerned organizations.
An awareness campaign should make it easier for folks to get connected with their insurance options, in light of the reinstatement of AHCCCS in Arizona and the deadline approaching for the federal healthcare marketplace on March 31.
Tucson Medical Center is supporting the collaborative effort, along with other sponsors including University of Arizona Medical Center, Carondelet Health Network, Northwest Healthcare, Sinfonia HealthCare Corporation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc. (TREO).
“This is the first time the major healthcare systems have come together for the common good and health of our citizens,” said Fletcher McCusker, CEO of Sinfonia HealthCare Corp. and Chairman of the TREO Blueprint Update Healthcare Committee. “We have many assets to position us to be a healthier region in the long run.”
“Our certified application counselors have been helping individuals navigate insurance enrollment since November,” said Judy Rich, president & CEO, Tucson Medical Center. “We have seen the appreciation and gratitude expressed when they have secured insurance coverage for their family – sometimes for the first time in years. Our opportunity with this effort is to expand the understanding even further about the advantages provided by medical insurance.”
Thanks to this group of regional collaborators, those without insurance have new access to information – as outlined in advertising, person-to-person outreach, and the new website: www.soazcares.org.