In the 2018 legislative term, Arizona introduced legislation relating to health care price transparency. The state legislature unanimously passed the Prescription Drug Pricing Patient Protection Act (HB 2107), which prohibits mandatory “clawbacks,” where insured patients pay more in copays than pharmacies receive in reimbursements. It also prevents “gag clauses” that forbid pharmacists from telling consumers about cheaper options.In the 2017 legislative term, the state passed SB1441, which creates a process to help consumers who receive large, unexpected medical bills from providers.

The State Database

The Source tracks state activities impacting healthcare price and competition in both legislation and litigation in a searchable database to help stakeholders at the state level understand their legal and regulatory environment as they make efforts to improve access, quality, and efficiency, and reduce costs in healthcare. We currently cover bills from the 2017-2018 legislative term and key statutes from each state. Search the database for specific bills, statutes or cases by using keyword, key issue category, and/or jurisdiction.

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Additional Resources


Arizona’s 2018 legislative term ran from 1/8/2018 – 4/21/2018. Arizona’s next legislative session will convene in 2019.


Budgets are set for a fiscal year. The fiscal year is the 12‐month period beginning on July 1 and ending June 30 of the following year. Arizona passed its FY 2018 Budget on May 5, 2017. To view Arizona’s Department of Health and Welfare FY 2018 spending plan, go to pages 15-19.