Healthcare Access


United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona is committed to connecting Southern Arizona residents to quality affordable health insurance coverage.  In-person assisters (Health Insurance Navigators) are available to help you and your loved ones enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace or the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) – Arizona’s Medicaid Program. They can also provide educational presentations to your business or organization. 

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Do you know that:

  • Financial help is available. 76% of covered Arizonans received help paying for their health insurance.


  • Health insurance is affordable.  The average monthly cost for those covered in Arizona is $123.  86% were eligible for a plan under $100.


  • In-person assistance is available.  You can get local assistance - at no cost.


  • All plans must cover important benefits like doctor visits, prescriptions, hospital stays and more. And many preventive services are covered at no cost to you!


  • There is a penalty for not having healthcare coverage. If you, or anyone in your household, did not get covered in 2016, you may have to pay a fine of up to $695 per person or 2.5% of your household income (whichever is greater).


Important dates:

  • AHCCCS (Arizona Medicaid) – Year-round Open Enrollment


  • KidsCare – Enrollment begins July 26, 2017, for coverage starting September 1, 2017.


  • Marketplace - Open Enrollment is closed for 2018 unless you have a qualifying event.