Today the U.S. Census Bureau released new health insurance coverage data from the Current Population Survey. The most recent two year period, 2011/2012, shows that Arizona health insurance coverage for children remained unchanged from the previous two years, 2009/2010. This means that nearly a quarter of a million children or roughly 14% of all children in Arizona continue to go without health care services that health insurance provides.
Children’s Action Alliance and their community partners like CCC&Y are determined to increase the number of insured children and are ramping up activities to enroll eligible kids in affordable health care. Because of this coordinated community outreach, Arizona advocates will be well poised to help children get the coverage they need when open enrollment begins on October 1, 2013. In the meantime, if you or someone you know needs help finding health insurance for a child, please use this Health Care Resources Manual to get the help they need.
For a list of more state wide issues impacting children, and for updates from the legislature visit CHILDREN’S ACTION ALLIANCE.