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

January 7, 2016
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

Strong Showing for the Affordable Care Act

March 18, 2015
The second open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act ended on February 15, 2015 with a strong showing.

A Bad Budget for Arizona

March 11, 2015
In the early hours of Saturday, March 7, the Arizona legislature passed the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015. While the budget balances revenues and expenditures for one year, it lacks a greater vision for Arizona's children and families and future.

Updated Spanish Version of Health Resources Manual

February 19, 2015
Our newest Health Resources Manual is now available in Spanish. This is a tool for a wide range of community groups who want to help link families to available resources.

Loss of KidsCare Has Big Impact

January 16, 2015
Two new reports released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families focus on how cuts to children’s coverage have hurt Arizona families and what lessons can be learned from Arizona’s experience for the upcoming national debate on the future of CHIP.

Info on the Affordable Care Act Enrollment

January 7, 2015
This beginning of the new year is also open enrollment season to sign up for and renew health coverage in the Marketplace – known as Obamacare. The deadline to sign up for a health plan is February 15, 2015. This year, application systems are running more smoothly and there are many more tools available to help people shop for affordable or low cost health plans.   Read more

2015 Policy Priorities for the Arizona Governor, State Legislature and State Agencies

December 24, 2014
Children's Action Alliance invites you to join us as we stand up for policies and practices that create a brighter future for our children and a vibrant economy for Arizona.

Latest CAA Health Care Resources Manual

July 8, 2014
Do you or someone you know need health insurance? If you do, then download our latest version of the Health Care Resources for Arizona’s Low Income and Uninsured Families manual.


May 8, 2014
As a budget cutting, strategy, Arizona froze enrollment in KidsCare health coverage effective January 2010. In doing so, Arizona became the only state in the country to phase out its KidsCare program. On January 31, 2014, the temporary KidsCare II program that was created to fill the gap expired. 14,000 children lost their coverage and were urged to apply to the federal Marketplace. In every other state, children in low-income families can continue to apply and enroll in their children’s health insurance program. In Arizona, children can no longer enroll in KidsCare.

Overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences: Creating Hope for a Healthier Arizona

March 20, 2014
The first years of a child’s life have a profound effect on future learning, behavior and well-being. But recently, a new line of research has made it clear just how strongly early experiences shape adult lives. Stable, nurturing environments help children develop cognitive and emotional skills as well as the resilience they need to thrive as adults.