Arizona Americans for Prosperity Foundation launches new website to help drive down hospital prices

The Arizona Chapter of Americans for Prosperity Foundation released the following message 

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Thanks to AZHealthPrices.com, a new website launched today by the Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity Foundation, health care consumers in the Grand Canyon State can now shop around for lower health care prices and help to drive down those prices!

Ever left a hospital, and found yourself stuck with an outrageously expensive bill?

Now, you can do something about it.

Last year, activists from our sister organization, AFP-Arizona, helped to pass a Direct Pay Price health care transparency reform bill in the Arizona Legislature. Now, with the Direct Pay Price law in effect, you can prepare yourself in advance, and keep yourself from getting gouged by hidden prices. This will be especially important now, as ObamaCare goes into effect and raises health plan deductibles and increases out-of-pocket costs for Arizona families. With that increased exposure, you may find yourself having to pay cash directly for hospital services — so you need to start shopping now!

Thanks to Arizona’s Direct Pay Price reform, large medical facilities (over 50 beds) must provide cash prices for the 50 most common medical procedures. Facilities with fewer than 50 beds must provide cash prices for the 35 most common medical procedures.

To see price lists from hospitals that have complied with the law, CLICK HERE.

Or, you can TAKE ACTION NOW to contact non-compliant hospitals to urge them to publish their direct pay prices on the web – as is now REQUIRED BY LAW.

Of course, price is never the only factor when it comes to making health care decisions. But if your doctor tells you that the three hospitals nearest you are equal in quality, why not go to the most cost-effective one?

And please help your neighbors, too! When you get a price list from a local hospital, please CLICK HERE to upload price information directly to the AZHealthPrices.com website. Or, send us the hospital price lists and/or hospital web pages to me at tjenney[at]afphq.org

Check the new website as we continue to update prices. And thank you for doing your part in generating competition to drive down hospital prices!

For Liberty,

Tom Jenney
Arizona Director
Americans for Prosperity Foundation

Ron Barber Keeps The IRS In Charge Of Enforcing ObamaCare

Vote Today Ensures Scandal-Ridden Agency Has “Dominant Role” In Your Healthcare

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Ron Barber voted to keep the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in charge of implementing ObamaCare, despite the numerous scandals that have severely hurt the agency’s credibility.

The IRS has betrayed the trust of the American people, yet Democrats like Ron Barber want it to have a “dominant role” in our healthcare. They can’t even be trusted to use your tax dollars wisely, why should they be trusted with your healthcare?

“In spite of the numerous scandals involving the agency, Ron Barber believes the IRS should still be controlling your healthcare,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “For Democrats like Barber, more government is always the answer—even if it has betrayed the public trust like the IRS.”

Ron Barber Votes Against Preventing The IRS From Implementing ObamaCare.
(H.R. 2009, Roll Call Vote 447, 232-185, 8/2/13)

According To A Report From Treasury’s Inspector General, Lax Oversight Resulted In The IRS Targeting Conservative Groups. “Lax oversight at the Internal Revenue Service allowed for the singling out of some conservative groups, resulting in lengthy delays in the processing of their applications for federal tax-exempt status, according to a report by the agency’s inspector general released Tuesday.” (Dana Bash and Chelsea J. Carter, “Obama says some IRS employees ‘failed,’ orders accountability,” CNN, 5/15/13)

The IRS Will Have A “Dominant Role” In ObamaCare, Even Determining Who Will Get Included In Mandate. “Get ready for the Internal Revenue Service to play a dominant role in health care. When Obamacare takes full effect next year, the agency will enforce most of the laws involved in the reform—even deciding who gets included in the health-care mandate.” (Mark Koba, “When It Comes to Health-Care Reform, the IRS Rules,” CNBC, 5/6/13)

The IRS Spent $50 Million On Conferences Over Two Years. “A government watchdog has found that the Internal Revenue Service spent about $50 million to hold at least 220 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012, a House committee said Sunday.” (“House Report: IRS Spent $50M On Conferences,” Associated Press, 6/2/13)

Americans for Prosperity Arizona Kicks Off Healthcare Tour in Flagstaff

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Please join the Arizona Chapter of Americans for Prosperity as we kick off our statewide summer tour, Preparing for Obamacare, on Wednesday, July 24th in Flagstaff!

Northern Arizona University College Republicans will host this special event on the campus of NAU at the Cline Library Assemby Hall beginning at 6 PM.

This tour stop will feature a viewing of the documentary Sick and Sicker followed by a discussion with a physician and public policy expert on Obamacare.

This is your opportunity to learn what to expect and how to prepare yourself and your family for the implementation of Obamacare.

The event is unpriced (free) and open to the public but seating is limited.

We encourage you to mark your calendar, make your reservations and bring a family member or friend to the event!

See you in Flagstaff!

Register

 

American Commitment Thanks Arizona’s True Conservatives

American Commitment released the following video showing footage of the true conservatives in the Arizona House of Representatives standing up to a Machiavellian move by Governor Brewer, the entire Democrat delegation and nine rogue Republicans.

Sonoran Alliance also thanks the conservatives in the House who understand the horrific long-term fiscal impact that Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion will have on the State of Arizona, long after Governor Brewer makes her exit from public service. These men and women cannot be held responsible for the damage that this bad law will have on Arizona citizens. They stood their ground and for that, we are grateful.

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