Is it time to leave Arizona? - page 2

I have a decision to make shortly...do I leave Arizona for Colorado? I love the hospital I work for here, but that's the only thing keeping me in Arizona any longer. I've found a job in Colorado,... Read More

  1. Visit  MassagetoRN profile page
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    Serenity,
    Is that if AHCCCS is cut completely or the scheduled cuts in Sept? I would assume that would be for all of healthcare is AHCCCS goes away completely. Although I am sure that the 120,000 that are losing services in Sept will affect healthcare jobs in AZ!
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  3. Visit  Kabin profile page
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    Sounds like the AZ budget is still up in the air. The senate republicans just passed stiffer AHCCCS cuts than Brewer wanted. But now Brewer wants to cut reimbursement rates. Looks bleak here with the new hospital bed tax, newly proposed reduced reimbursement rates, and more uninsured. Healthcare providers will be forced to leave the state even if they're lucky enough to have employment. Many other healthcare workers will lose employment. Gawd only knows what will happen to AZ hospitals.

    The only good thing would be a sound AZ budget and a chance for quicker economic turnaround with new business attraction, jobs, and improved home values. In the mean time AZ healthcare and education will suffer.

    I really like CO but checking state by state 2011 rankings of budget deficits shows Colorado being slightly worse off than AZ. CO's projected deficit is 13.8% of it's 2011 spending versus AZ's 11.8%. Some states I'd love to move to could go bankrupt.

    http://www.stateline.org/live/ViewPa...ontentId=15158
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  4. Visit  silentRN profile page
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    Thanks for the info kabin. I actually decided I will stick it out here. I'm actually gonna move in with my buddy to save some money, and just ride 2012 out. I'm very curious how it will all play out for us in AZ.
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  5. Visit  serenity1 profile page
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    The letter we received was in regard to removing the 250,000 from AHCCCS that was being proposed. They state it will cause a $100 million deficit just in our hospital system. I don't understand how they can cut coverage and then tell the hospitals they have to treat everyone regardless of ability to pay? I don't know how the hospitals will be able to stay in business here. I just bought a house, the thought of trying to sell it to move somewhere else is scary.
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  6. Visit  sassiebaz profile page
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    Just curious, is Banner forgiving you of any contract or stipulation that your schooling had as far as working for them or owing them for your education?
  7. Visit  serenity1 profile page
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    No...since I got a position with them, I am still under contract. Several of my classmates did get a letter forgiving them of their contract since they were unable to get a job with Banner. They would have rather had a job, though.
  8. Visit  sassiebaz profile page
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    I just can't believe how in just a few short years, the job market switched gears like it has! So incredible and incredibly sad for those who have invested so much time and $. But, I am sure things will be brighter just ahead!
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  9. Visit  pitaya profile page
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    Quote from dhammo01
    I have a decision to make shortly...do I leave Arizona for Colorado? I love the hospital I work for here, but that's the only thing keeping me in Arizona any longer. I've found a job in Colorado, so I guess it's time to say goodbye and part my ways with Arizona. Arizona used to be a great state to live in, and now it has deteriorated so much.
    I feel the opposite way. I live in Colorado and am dying to go back to AZ. Do whatever makes you happy.
  10. Visit  klone profile page
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    Quote from pitaya
    I feel the opposite way. I live in Colorado and am dying to go back to AZ. Do whatever makes you happy.
    Really? Can I ask why? What area of Colorado do you live in?
  11. Visit  pitaya profile page
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    Quote from klone
    Really? Can I ask why? What area of Colorado do you live in?
    Why? I just love Tucson - the culture, the diversity, the beauty, the events, the people, the feeling of community, how it's a big city that feels like a small town, the desert, ahh...my heart is there. I just feel alive there and I don't feel happy where I am. I live in southern Colorado.
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  12. Visit  fromtheseaRN profile page
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    Quote from pitaya
    Why? I just love Tucson - the culture, the diversity, the beauty, the events, the people, the feeling of community, how it's a big city that feels like a small town, the desert, ahh...my heart is there. I just feel alive there and I don't feel happy where I am. I live in southern Colorado.
    i'm from southeastern utah on the border of colorado, and totally relate to you on this. although i live in the phoenix area, i absolutely adore tucson. i would never be able to go from tucson back to s.e. utah or s.w. colorado.
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  13. Visit  Nasra80RN profile page
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    I would love the chance to go to AZ. Im from NYC and the job market is horrible!! What would be my chance of getting a job in AZ...new grad 2010? Also, how would you rate the cost of living?
    Thanks!
  14. Visit  Phoenix Nurse profile page
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    Good Luck. Hope you like your new job!!!!


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