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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

Not Enough Affordable Child Care

Lack of child care assistance is jeopardizing Arizona parents’ ability to get and keep jobs and diminishing our children’s learning opportunities during the critical early years. Currently there are no state dollars in the Department of Economic Security child care assistance budget – we rely on federal dollars alone. In their budget request for next year, DES has asked for no child care funding and there is no indication of how many children will be able to participate. Read more

CPS Needs Resources to Protect More Kids

State agencies recently submitted their budget requests for next fiscal year to Governor  Brewer for her review and consideration. These requests form the foundation of budget proposals and negotiations by the Governor and legislators.  The budget policies for the year will make a difference in the daily lives of children growing up in Arizona now and will shape the outcome of children’s health, education, and security for many years to come. 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

Children’s Action Alliance Statement by Dana Wolfe Naimark, President and CEO: Who Really Pays Arizona Taxes?

By now, it’s clear that Governor Romney’s statements about the 47% of American households who don’t pay federal income taxes missed some key points – about Americans and about tax policy. We often hear similar false assumptions about who pays their fair share of state taxes here in Arizona. The facts show that the Arizona legislature has created numerous methods that profitable corporations and taxpayers of all incomes use to shrink their income taxes. Read more

Children’s Action Alliance Statement by Dana Wolfe Naimark, President and CEO: Who Really Pays Arizona Taxes?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Dana Wolfe Naimark  (602) 266-0707 #214Download PDF Version By now, it’s clear that Governor Romney’s statements about the 47% of American households who don’t pay federal income taxes missed some key points – about Americans and about tax policy. We often hear similar false assumptions about who pays their fair share of state taxes here in Arizona. Read more

Most Education Funding is Getting to the Classroom

You’ve probably heard a lot of talk lately about K-12 education funding and the press conference we had last week focusing on the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report, New School Year Brings More Cuts in State Funding for Schools. The report showed Arizona cut state K-12 per pupil funding more than any other state in the last five years. Read more

NO BUDGET SURPLUS FOR ARIZONA KIDS

Posted August 30, 2012 to Blog, Budget and Taxes, enews | Comments (0)
Earlier this month, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee staff reported that Arizona ended last fiscal year with $257 million more than had been expected and collected $16 million more in taxes for the month of July than had been projected. So what does this news mean for kids in our state? Read more