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We Need You to Reach Out to State Lawmakers on KidsCare

Your voice is needed at the legislature to help to get health coverage for Arizona kids. Right now, 160,000 Arizona children, many of whom are from working poor families, do not have health insurance and do not have access to affordable coverage options. On Tuesday, February 9th at 2pm, the Health Committee in the House will be hearing HB 2309, geared toward lifting the enrollment freeze on Arizona’s KidsCare and providing access to health care for thousands of Arizona children. Read more

Arizona Organizations, Your Support is Needed to Reinstate KidsCare

As you know, the Cover Kids Coalition is supporting efforts to unfreeze the KidsCare program in Arizona, currently the only state in the country without a Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). A recent study by Georgetown University and Children’s Action Alliance found more than 160,000 Arizona children do not have health coverage, the second highest rate of uninsured kids in the nation. Read more

It’s Time to Lift the Temporary Freeze on KidsCare Health Coverage

A new study by  Children’s Action Alliance and Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute finds 160,000 Arizona kids still don’t have health coverage, ranking Arizona second worst in the nation. Most of the uninsured children live in low-income working families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid and struggle to afford a comprehensive plan under Obamacare, even with financial help.This is the same segment of the population that, before 2010, could get coverage through KidsCare. Read more

Open Enrollment to Buy Health Coverage is Underway

Posted November 4, 2015 to Blog, E-news, enews, Health, Home Page Most Recent | Comments (0)
Open enrollment to get health insurance has begun, an opportunity for families to purchase a new health plan or update the one they already have.  The open enrollment period runs through January 31, 2016, and experts are encouraging families to shop around, as there are new options for health plans and there may be an updated plan available that better meets families’ health needs. Read more

Be Heard Now on Proposed Changes to AHCCCS

Posted August 18, 2015 to Blog, enews, Health, Home Page Most Recent | * Comments (2)
You have an opportunity to be heard on an issue of importance to Arizona's children: A waiver request that would have a major impact on how health services are delivered to Arizona's low income families.

SCOTUS: 127k Arizonans Will Keep Their Health Insurance

Today is a great day for the more than six million Americans and 127,000 Arizona adults and children who the Supreme Court ruled could keep their health insurance with the help of federal tax subsidies.

Find the Summer Meals Location Nearest You

Posted June 24, 2015 to Blog, enews, Health | Comments (0)
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Program established to ensure that low-income children, ages 18 and younger, continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children by schools, private non-profits and local or county governments. Read more

See how your legislators scored in the 2015 Legislative Report Card

Each year, the 90 members of our state legislature vote on dozens of bills that shape the education, health and safety of Arizona’s children and families. CAA believes that every lawmaker has the responsibility to vote for kids, and our legislators should be held accountable and measured on their performance.

A New Opportunity for Children’s Health Care

Posted April 23, 2015 to Blog, enews, Health, Home Page Most Recent | Comments (0)
Last week, Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 by a large majority - a bipartisan success story. Republican and Democratic members of Arizona’s Congressional delegation (except Congressman David Schweikert) voted in support of the bill, which was signed by President Obama on April 16th.

Thank your Congressperson for voting for kids’ healthcare

Last Thursday, the US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to extend the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The passage of this bill will extend federal funding for health insurance coverage and provide health programs for millions of children.