ADEA State Update

Arizona Legislature Restores Adult Dental Benefits Under Medicaid and Invests in University Research

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AZGovSigningOn May 12, Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ) approved the budget for FY18 and restored emergency dental benefits to adults in the state’s Medicaid program. The adult dental benefit was eliminated from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) during the Great Recession of 2008. Specifically, SB 1527 provides that adults age 21 years and older enrolled in Medicaid will be entitled to emergency dental care and extractions costing up to $1,000.

On May 22, Gov. Ducey signed into law HB 2547. The new law enables approximately $1 billion in new investments to be directed toward research and development infrastructure at Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University.

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