Kids Health, K-12 Funding Stand Out in State Budget Battle


KidsCare is insurance program for children in low-income families. Arizona froze KidsCare enrollments in 2010 because of a lack of funding, however, the federal government has agreed to pay for the program.

“I think there’s a groundswell among rank and file members, I think we’ll see an amendment to restore the program,” said Rep. Eric Meyer, Arizona House Minority Leader and a physician.

The Arizona House approved a bill unfreezing KidsCare, but it stalled in the Senate. Arizona is the only state in the U.S. without the program.

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