Together for 11 years, Heather’s partner was able to provide health care coverage for the family under his employee plan. A couple of years ago, the company he worked for was sold and his new employer did not provide domestic partner coverage. Heather, and her two children from a previous relationship, lost their health insurance coverage.
At that time Heather worked full time as a production designer, but she was employed through a temp agency, so she was not eligible for benefits. Her children have no pre-existing health conditions, but she says, “I was worried, what if something happened, and the boys ended up in the emergency room.”
Unable to purchase insurance because of the excessive costs, Heather applied for AHCCCS. When her income increased after starting a new job in 2017, she no longer qualified for AHCCCS but did qualify for KidsCare. Heather says “KidsCare has brought peace of mind, my boys are healthy, and I’ve only used it for preventive care, but I know if something did happen they have the health coverage they need.”
Heather and her partner, join thousands of hard-working Arizonans doing their best to raise a family, but have no other option for health-care. KidsCare ensures that her children have the preventive care they need to keep them healthy and just in case there is an emergency, they will be covered!