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Georgetown Study Finds Number of Uninsured Kids is Dropping

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Efforts to get more kids covered by health insurance are paying off. A recent study from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families finds the number of uninsured children in Arizona has dropped as the impact of health reform has taken effect. The percentage of kids without health coverage in Arizona declined by 30% between 2013 and 2015. Read more

KidsCare Partners Outreach Toolkit

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KidsCare Questions and Answers Suggested Newsletter Article in English and Spanish Suggested Newsletter Article in English and Spanish (Word) KidsCare Social Media Posts in English and Spanish KidsCare Social Media Posts in English and Spanish (Word) KidsCare Flier/Poster in English and Spanish (8 1/2″ x 11″) KidsCare is Back! PowerPoint Presentation   Read more

New Census Data Finds Drop in Uninsured Children in Arizona

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Some good news from the U.S. Census Bureau this week, as the agency released data on more than 40 different topics in the American Community Survey. Notable in the data is a significant drop in the percentage of children without health coverage in Arizona. The data, from 2015, estimates that, 8% of Arizona’s children remained uninsured in 2015, compared with 10% in 2014. Read more

Welcome Our Newest CAA Team Member

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We are pleased to introduce our newest staff member, Siman Qaasim, who joins Children’s Action Alliance as Director of Health Policy. Siman is a well-seasoned public health professional, with a background in developing and administering community health programs. She joins the team from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, where she was an administrator for the Office of School Health and Wellness Initiatives. Read more

KidsCare Coverage Starts Now

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It was a hard-fought battle to lift the freeze on KidsCare, but Arizona families won. As of today, working families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid (Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or AHCCCS) yet cannot afford the premiums, deductibles and co-pays of a private or Health Insurance Marketplace plan, can now get their children to a doctor as soon as they need one. Read more

KidsCare is Back, Families Can Now Apply

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After more than six years’ hiatus, KidsCare will finally be available as a health coverage choice for working families. This is exciting news for Arizona families who have been fighting for an affordable option for medical insurance for their children. Beginning Tuesday, July 26, families across Arizona who earn too much to qualify for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), yet cannot afford the cost of private health insurance, will be able to apply for low- or no-cost coverage through KidsCare. Read more

Please Contact Your Legislators and Thank Them for Voting to Lift the Freeze on KidsCare

May 9, 2016
Governor Ducey has signed the law to lift the freeze on KidsCare!  After a long and winding road, it is time to say thank you to your state legislators who voted yes on SB 1457 to lift the freeze on KidsCare. They listened to our voices calling for change and now it’s important for them to hear us say thank you. Read more

Thank you, Arizona, for Being Strong Voices for Children

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Together, our voices are powerful and do make a difference. Thursday, the Arizona house voted to lift the freeze on KidsCare, and today the senate did the same. The bill is now on its way to Governor Ducey, who has publicly stated he will sign the measure into law. Because of you, the many organizations and individuals who rallied for kids, 30,000 Arizona children of working poor families will now be able to access affordable health coverage. Read more

Governor Ducey Leaves 30,000 Kids Behind

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It is surprising and disturbing to report that Governor Ducey and legislative Republicans have ignored calls from across the state to lift the freeze on KidsCare.  After Senate President Any Biggs and a small band of extremist legislators threatened to blow up the entire budget deal, not a single Republican in the House voted for the proposed amendment to restore KidsCare and only two Republicans in the Senate voted yes.We are grateful for the strong and steadfast support of the House and Senate Democrats who made KidsCare a top priority all throughout the legislative session. Read more

Thank You For Participating in Our News Conference and Rally at the State Capitol

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A big thank you to our community partners, members of the Cover Kids Coalition and constituents across Arizona who joined us this week for a news conference and rally at the State Capitol, as we urged lawmakers to include KidsCare in their budget proposals to Governor Ducey. We also thank each of you who have emailed and called your representatives and the Governor to voice your support over the past several months. Read more