Sunday, May 13, 2012

More IAF Affiliates In Arizona-The CEO Might Not Surprise You

Not to keep beating a dead horse but this is starting to get ridiculous.

Follow us on this one.  Remember, these organizations like to create a complex web intended to make following the money extremely difficult.

In the Yuma area, there is an Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) affiliate organization called the Yuma County Interfaith Sponsoring Committee (YCISC). 

Listed under the YCISC, you will find other organizations such as the entire Somerton School District in southern Arizona and another organization called the Western Arizona Health Education Center (WAHEC).

The WAHEC has been around since the late '80s but in 2004, they changed their name to the  Regional Center for Border Health .  It was aound this same time that the WAHEC became affliated with the IAF.  The WAHEC and RCBH are, for all intents and purposes, one and the same.  The RCBH went from assets totalling approximately $350k in 2003 to receiving $1 - 2 million dollars plus per year in grants from the WAHEC (IAF) which is about 95% of their funding source.

Not only are they receiving grants in the millions per year, but on the main webpage, you'll read about how these millions are actually YOUR TAX DOLLARS which are being used to fund this IAF organization through the US Department of Health and Human Services.

President and CEO of the Regional Center for Border Health is Amanda Aguirre.

Another affiliation of the Regional Center for Border Health is CAPAZ-MEX.

CAPAZ-MEX is the most comprehensive option for the uninsured residents of Yuma County!

CAPAZ-MEX is a Private Medical Discount Network created by Regional Center for Border Health, Inc. aimed at helping the uninsured and underinsured residents of Yuma County receive affordable healthcare services on both sides of the border. Members can receive up to 65% off* medical services from our participating providers.

CAPAZ-MEX was created by Regional Center for Border Health, Inc. ten years ago through a grant. Even though the funds from the grant have been depleted, CAPAZ-MEX still exists through the continued support of Regional Center for Border Health, Inc. (a local nonprofit organization that has served Yuma, La Paz, and Mohave counties for 25 years).

About 10 years ago would put us around the same time the WAHEC through the DHHS began giving the Regional Center for Border Health our tax dollars. 

You can view the fantastic benefits and membership fees for the CAPAZ-MEX program (subsidized by our tax dollars).  If only everyone could have a $240 annual premium for a family of four, $10 copays and 65% off additional services.

The website even encourages all to take advantage of the CAPAZ-MEX program regardless of whether or not they already have Mexican Health Insurance or, for that matter, are U.S. citizens.

4. If my work offers me Mexican Health Insurance, can I still qualify for CAPAZ-MEX?
Yes, if your health insurance ONLY covers you in Mexico, and you still want access to affordable healthcare services in the U.S., you are eligible for CAPAZ-MEX.

7. If I have uninsured family in Mexico, can I buy CAPAZ-MEX for them?
Yes, you can buy CAPAZ-MEX for your uninsured family in Mexico.

So, this program is being operated by the IAF using our tax dollars.
And yes, we're just cracking the surface....