Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- Arizona briefly looked at the possibility of moving state workers into health insurance exchanges when officials were examining whether to create a state exchange, said Don Hughes, Gov. Jan Brewer's health policy adviser. They quickly jettisoned the idea, and later decided the federal government would be allowed to set up an exchange in Arizona.

The state provided health insurance for about 50,000 active employees in 2011. The state is self-insured, meaning it pays for all the care. The Arizona Department of Administration spent $549 million on health care for those workers and their dependents that year. That works out to nearly $11,000 per employee.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.