“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”

“My partner and I work as hard as we can to provide a loving home for our 4 children”, says Heather, a 36-year-old Phoenix mom. 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 … Continued

Almost half of Americans can’t afford basics like rent or food

The economy may be chugging along, but many Americans are still struggling to afford a basic middle class life. Nearly 51 million households don’t earn enough to afford a monthly budget that includes housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone, according to a study released Thursday by the United Way ALICE … Continued

“Ramon is a walking miracle”

My son, Ramon is a walking miracle. It was 2010 when he heard the news that his cousin was killed in Afghanistan, He left home that evening to meet with friends, and never returned the same. At the age of 28, Ramon, my 3rd child, fell predator to a carjacking crime. He was placed in the … Continued

Is KidsCare headed for another enrollment freeze?

Supporters of the children’s health insurance program KidsCare introduced a bill this year to eliminate a requirement that the state freeze enrollment if federal funding for the program drops by as little as a penny. But the bill has stalled at the legislature. Read the full article here on AZCentral. 

Why Some Americans are Risking It and Skipping Health Insurance

In a Phoenix suburb, the Bobbies and their son Joey will go uninsured so the family can save money to cover their nine-year-old daughter Sophia, who was born with five heart defects. Across America there are thousands of people like the Bobbies making the same hard decision to go without health insurance, despite the benefits. They’re … Continued

Research Update: Medicaid pulls Americans out of poverty

Various studies continue to show that Medicaid is one of the most effective strategies for fighting poverty. Some of the findings include: Medicaid had a larger effect on child poverty than all non-health means tested benefits combined. It is estimated to reduce child poverty by 5.3 percentage points. Medicaid kept at least 2.6 million individuals … Continued

KidsCare health insurance covers record number of Arizona kids!

The number of Arizona children covered through KidsCare Health Insurance has reached a new high this week at 25,154 since the program re-opened in late 2016.  After being frozen for six years, the number of children enrolled has ballooned from about 500 to over 25,000. Community groups have worked to get the message out to … Continued

The Hidden War on Medicaid

A dozen states are applying for or entertaining work requirements and other restrictions on Medicaid — putting the lifeline for millions of poor Americans at risk. The precise consequences are difficult to project. But states seeking waivers for work requirements and other restrictions are estimating as much as an 8 percent or 15 percent cut to … Continued

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Almost half of Americans can’t afford basics like rent or food

The economy may be chugging along, but many Americans are still struggling to afford a basic middle class life. Nearly 51 million households don’t earn enough to afford a monthly budget that includes housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone, according to a study released Thursday by the United Way ALICE … Continued

Is KidsCare headed for another enrollment freeze?

Supporters of the children’s health insurance program KidsCare introduced a bill this year to eliminate a requirement that the state freeze enrollment if federal funding for the program drops by as little as a penny. But the bill has stalled at the legislature. Read the full article here on AZCentral. 

Why Some Americans are Risking It and Skipping Health Insurance

In a Phoenix suburb, the Bobbies and their son Joey will go uninsured so the family can save money to cover their nine-year-old daughter Sophia, who was born with five heart defects. Across America there are thousands of people like the Bobbies making the same hard decision to go without health insurance, despite the benefits. They’re … Continued

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