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Good News: Room for More Kids in KidsCare

Posted May 9, 2013 to Blog, enews, Health | * Comments (2)
On April 24, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and local hospital leaders announced a new arrangement to expand children's health insurance through KidsCare, funded by hospitals with federal matching funds.

Helping families afford health insurance in 2014

Posted April 29, 2013 to Blog, enews, Health, Home Page Most Recent | Comments (0)
With 2014’s fast approaching implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” many Americans are wondering how much their health insurance will cost. CAA’s Matt Jewett recently spoke on a conference call releasing a Families USA report showing that 570,000 Arizonans will be eligible for tax credits to help pay for their health insurance premiums in 2014.

Interactive County Health Rankings Released

A new interactive ranking of counties’ health across the US was released recently by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Nationally, the data show that child poverty has not improved since 2000, with more than one in five children living in poverty, while Arizona ranks even higher at 27%.

Your Chance to Comment on Your Health Insurance Costs

Posted April 1, 2013 to Blog, enews, Health | Comments (0)
As a result of the Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” anytime a health insurer raises premiums more than 10% in a year, those premiums must be reviewed by an independent actuary to determine if they are reasonable. Several proposed rate increases are currently pending, and this is your opportunity to comment on the rate increases.

More Good News from the Legislature…

CAA is pleased to let you know that many of the bills we are supporting are advancing through the legislative process this week.

Arizona Falls Behind as U.S. Makes Progress Covering Kids

Posted November 1, 2012 to Blog, enews, Fact Sheet, Health, KIDS COUNT, Type | Comments (0)
The US Census Bureau recently released data painting a very different picture of children in Arizona versus the rest of the country. Only two states have worse rates of health coverage for kids.

KidsCare II is open!

Posted November 1, 2012 to Blog, Health | Comments (0)
Good news for Arizona’s children! AHCCCS is still accepting applications for KidsCare II. KidsCare II, like the original KidsCare, provides health insurance for uninsured children in families who make too much to qualify for AHCCCS, but who cannot afford private health insurance.

KidsCare II re-opening today!

Posted November 1, 2012 to Blog, enews, Health | Comments (0)
Good news for Arizona’s children! AHCCCS has announced that KidsCare II will begin accepting new applications today for a limited time. KidsCare II, like the original KidsCare, provides health insurance for uninsured children in families who make too much to qualify for AHCCCS, but who cannot afford private health insurance. KidsCare II has low monthly premiums and covers children from head to toe, including vision, dental, and behavioral health coverage. Read more

Arizona Falls Behind as U.S. Makes Progress Covering Kids

Posted November 1, 2012 to Blog, enews, Fact Sheet, Health, KIDS COUNT, Type | Comments (0)
The US Census Bureau recently released data painting a very different picture of children in Arizona versus the rest of the country. Only two states have worse rates of health coverage for kids. Only 40% of children in our state are covered with health insurance through their parents’ employer, as shown by this chart.  Read more

CAA Responds to Legislators’ Criticism of Rise in AHCCCS-Covered Births

Posted September 26, 2012 to Blog, CAA in the News, enews, Health, Health Media | Comments (0)
Dana Wolfe Naimark, CAA President and CEO, responded this week to some legislators’ criticisms of a reported increase in the number of births covered by AHCCCS. (State pays for 53% of Births, Arizona Republic, September 23, 2012) “Some legislators sure don’t know a good news story when they hear one! Arizona scores a win     for taxpayers and for families with low-cost AHCCCS health coverage available for prenatal care, and labor and delivery care for parents who don’t have private health insurance. Read more