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Conditions for Arizona Kids Show Few Bright Spots, Health Care Strides at Risk

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book finds Arizona’s conditions for kids remain difficult, in the bottom five in the nation, ranking 46th. The yearly analysis looks at 16 different indicators affecting children’s health, economic well-being and family and community factors. Although Arizona has one of the highest rates of uninsured kids in the nation, a bright spot in the report is that more Arizona kids had health insurance, which they were able to get because of Medicaid (Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System or AHCCCS) and coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. Read more

Experts Say Medicaid/AHCCCS is Critical to Arizona’s Economy

Thanks to all of you who joined our panel of economists and business leaders on Tuesday, June 6th at the Medicaid Works forum to discuss the connection between Medicaid, jobs and economic growth. We learned a lot from our moderator, Don Henninger, and panelists Lee McPheters, Mike Hutchinson, Josh Nuñez, and David Lujan. Read more

Let Congress Know They MUST Protect KidsCare!

KidsCare is threatened once again in Arizona. President Trump’s budget slashes CHIP funding and will cause an immediate freeze to KidsCare. Since the freeze on KidsCare was lifted in September of 2016, 20,000 children now have health coverage, with hundreds more signing up every week. Email our congressional delegation today to let them know we need to keep KidsCare for Arizona’s children. Read more

Join CAA and Our Partners for a Discussion on Medicaid

PDF Version  Join our panel of economic and business experts to learn how Medicaid Works! Join us for a discussion about Medicaid in Arizona (AHCCCS) and how it benefits the state budget, local economies and working families. Tuesday, June 6, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm ASU Preparatory Academy 735 E Fillmore St., Phoenix Panelists include: Lee McPheters, Arizona State University Mike Hutchinson, East Valley Partnership David Lujan, Arizona Center for Economic Progress Moderator: Don Henninger, DH Advisors and SCOTT Please RSVP by Monday, June 5 to Charlie Fisher at (602) 525-4889 Light refreshments will be served Read more

“Moms” Petition Urges Sen. McCain and Flake to Keep Affordable Health Coverage Options for Families

Posted May 12, 2017 to Blog, Health, Health, News Releases | Comments (0)
PDF Version (Phoenix, AZ) – What is it that moms really want for Mother’s Day? Is it a human sized, automatic, remote-controlled vacuum cleaner? An automatic wine dispenser or self-cleaning house? She likely wants all those things, but as health care legislation continues to be debated in Washington, D.C., could it be that moms also really want affordable health coverage for families? Read more

Sign Our Mothers Day Request for Senators Flake and McCain

Join us in sending a message to Arizona senators John McCain and Jeff Flake: Preserve health care for children and families, particularly those with pre-existing conditions. You can sign the petition here. Thank you for standing up for Arizona families!   Read more

Sen. Flake to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Mesa April 13

Posted April 12, 2017 to Blog, enews, Health, Home Page Most Recent | Comments (0)
Tomorrow evening, April 13th, Arizona senator Jeff Flake is holding a constituent Town Hall meeting, as Congress is on April break. Among other topics, this is an opportunity to ask questions and share concerns about the current administration’s plans to eventually overhaul the Affordable Care Act, including making dramatic changes to health care programs for low-income families, such as Medicaid. Read more

Protect Our Health Coverage Rally

Join Children’s Action Alliance and community partners for a rally at the Arizona state capitol tomorrow, calling on Congress to protect health coverage for children and families. The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act tomorrow afternoon. This bill will kick millions of people off health insurance, including children and seniors, and make coverage unaffordable for millions of others. Read more

Urge Your Elected Officials to Say NO to the American Health Care Act

Together, we have made a huge difference; let’s keep up the good work! Here are two important actions you can take this week: 1) Today, March 16th, is National Medicaid Call-In Day. People from around the country will call Congress to tell them to vote NO on the American Health Care Act. Read more

House GOP Health Care Proposal Would Make Coverage Unaffordable for Arizonans

PDF Version  Fewer Available Tax Credits Would Hit Arizona Hard (Phoenix, AZ) – Arizona would be among the states facing the biggest cuts to tax credits in the nation under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal plan being considered by House Committees this week, according to new estimates released today by the Washington, DC-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Read more