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Arizona residents enrolled on AHCCCS lose preventive care

Arizona residents enrolled on AHCCCS lose preventive care

Tom TingleAbout 640,000 Arizona residents enrolled in the state's version of Medicaid will no longer receive coverage for some preventive health care because of cuts to the agency's budget.

The cuts, which went into effect Oct. 1, mean men and women may have to pay out of pocket for "well visits," such as physical check-ups or comprehensive well-woman exams.

The cuts have prompted concern from health advocates who say they will impede early detection of diseases and discourage women from getting annual gynecological screenings.

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/azelections/articles/2010/10/21/20101021arizona-residents-lose-ahcccs-benefits.html#ixzz14rkgHV2N

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