Children's Action Alliance

Children’s Action Alliance is an independent voice for Arizona children at the state capitol and in the community. It works to improve children’s health, education, and security through information and action.

In 2016, Seidman was commissioned to estimate the economic impacts on the Arizona economy of the repeal of certain funding provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The analysis included a review of the role of health care in the Arizona economy, and the ways in which the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion could affect the residents of the state. The report estimated impacts on employment, gross domestic product, and personal income under varying changes in Affordable Care Act funding scenarios.

The most recent commission measured the economic impact of the Graham-Cassidy bill in Arizona. The proposed legislation was designed to repeal Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act, repeal premium tax credits, reduce cost-sharing payments, individual and employer mandates, and the Basic Health Program. Working with Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Administration (AHCCCS) to tabulate estimates of the lost Medicaid payments, Seidman estimated the economic impact of these proposed spending reductions.