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Young Adults Aging Out of Foster Care Should Get Health Coverage Through Medicaid

April 27, 2017
For young people who have experienced foster care, access to affordable health insurance is critical to their everyday success. While Federal Law has expanded health coverage to alumni who were in foster care at age 18, there are significant roadblocks to enrolling in and maintaining coverage. Our policy brief, Health Insurance for Youth Formerly in Foster Care – Focus on Medicaid Coverage in Arizona, examines the barriers many youth in foster care face and recommendations to ensure eligible young people can get the health insurance coverage they need to thrive in adulthood. Read more

Despite Passage of School Vouchers, the Fight for Public Education is NOT Over

April 7, 2017
Governor Ducey has signed a new law expanding ESA vouchers for private schools to all students statewide after the measure passed the legislature by one vote in each house. This measure does nothing to address Arizona’s growing teacher shortage crisis, nothing to close the achievement gap for children growing up poor, and nothing to enable public schools to update classroom textbooks and technology. Read more

Protect Our Health Coverage Rally

March 22, 2017
Join Children’s Action Alliance and community partners for a rally at the Arizona state capitol tomorrow, calling on Congress to protect health coverage for children and families. The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act tomorrow afternoon. This bill will kick millions of people off health insurance, including children and seniors, and make coverage unaffordable for millions of others. Read more

How Are Kids Doing in Your Legislative District?

March 21, 2017
Children’s Action Alliance is pleased to share with you our 2017 legislative district fact sheets, information about Arizona’s 30 legislative districts that is updated annually. Our work is data-driven, and these fact sheets – which we share each year with lawmakers – give you a good sense of what we analyze on a regular basis to determine our policy priorities for the legislative session. Read more

What You Need to Know About The Arizona Center for Economic Progress

March 20, 2017
The Arizona Center for Economic Progress engages a diverse group of partners in advancing thoughtful analysis and effective solutions to generate economic growth shared by all Arizonans. We work toward a long-term vision that builds economic opportunity and quality jobs through great education, balanced tax and budget policies, as well as robust infrastructure. Read more

Urge Your Elected Officials to Say NO to the American Health Care Act

March 15, 2017
Together, we have made a huge difference; let’s keep up the good work! Here are two important actions you can take this week: 1) Today, March 16th, is National Medicaid Call-In Day. People from around the country will call Congress to tell them to vote NO on the American Health Care Act. Read more

House GOP Health Care Proposal Would Make Coverage Unaffordable for Arizonans

March 9, 2017
PDF Version  Fewer Available Tax Credits Would Hit Arizona Hard (Phoenix, AZ) – Arizona would be among the states facing the biggest cuts to tax credits in the nation under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal plan being considered by House Committees this week, according to new estimates released today by the Washington, DC-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Read more

A Spot of Good News: The Number of Kids in Foster Care is Dropping

March 1, 2017
Some good news from the Department of Child Safety (DCS): The number of children in foster care has been declining with children moving to permanent homes from foster care and fewer children entering care. As of December 2016, there were 17,149 children in foster care down from a high of 19,044 in February. Read more

Policy Brief: Arizona Families and Economy Count on the Affordable Care Act

February 21, 2017
Our latest policy brief: Arizona Families and Economy Count on Health Coverage in the Affordable Care Act.  Read more

Join Advocates for Public Education at the State Capitol Monday

February 17, 2017
Monday is Presidents’ Day — Bring your kids and a couple of friends to celebrate with fellow champions for public education and show our elected officials our support for investments in teachers and students. AZ Schools Now will meet at 10:30 in front of the State House of Representatives, 1700 W. Read more