The Journals of Gerontology reports that the high prevalence of hypertension in older persons (nearly one of two subjects aged 60 years and older) plays an important role in the development of cerebrovascular disease, congestive heart failure, and coronary heart disease.
ACCESSMed Foundation helps vulnerable Arizona seniors take advantage of their Medicare and AHCCCS Medicaid Chronic Condition Special Needs options.
Chronic Special Needs health insurance is available for seniors, and other Medicare eligible individuals, who have been diagnosed with congestive heart failure by a licensed medical practitioner. Subject to the plans that are available in your county, the cost can vary from no cost (for AHCCCS Medicaid eligible seniors) to low cost (for seniors who have too much income to qualify for AHCCCS Medicaid but are nonetheless living on a limited income).
For seniors who have both Medicare and AHCCCS Medicaid, most of the costs of participating in a Chronic Special Needs plan will be covered by federal and state governments. For seniors who do not qualify for AHCCCS Medicaid, the cost will depend on the Medicare Advantage plan selected.