Tag: KidsCare

KidsCare Coverage Starts Now!

| September 5, 2016
KidsCare Coverage Starts Now!

It was a hard-fought battle to lift the freeze on KidsCare, but Arizona families won…

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AzMerit scores on the rise at Williams schools. See more Williams News education stories here

| August 24, 2016
AzMerit scores on the rise at Williams schools. See more Williams News education stories here

Superintendent Rick Honsinger was pleased with the preliminary results of the 2016 Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMerit) testing for Williams Unified School District (WUSD) and expects those scores to continue to rise over the next few years he said at the Aug. 10 governing board meeting.

Honsinger said every grade at WUSD had an increase in percent passing in math and English-language arts over last year’s results and many grades made significant gains.

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KidsCare Enrollment

| August 1, 2016
KidsCare Enrollment

Beginning July 26, families across Arizona who earn too much to qualify for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), yet cannot afford the cost of private health insurance, will be able to apply for low- or no-cost coverage through KidsCare.

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Governor signs bill restoring KidsCare children’s health insurance

| May 7, 2016
Governor signs bill restoring KidsCare children’s health insurance

More than 30,000 Arizona children from low-income families will be eligible for health insurance after a lightning-quick revival of KidsCare, which appeared all but dead earlier this week.

Gov. Doug Ducey signed the bill reinstating the program Friday, hours after Senate President Andy Biggs dropped his resistance to bringing the bill up for a vote.

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azcentral reports: Legislature approves a budget. See related stories here

| May 4, 2016
azcentral reports: Legislature approves a budget. See related stories here

In the wee hours Wednesday morning, the Arizona Legislature approved a $9.6 billion budget that restores some funding to K-12 education and provides a tax cut for business owners, while ignoring passionate pleas to revive a children’s health-care program for low-income families.

The spending plan that will head to Gov. Doug Ducey passed with Republican support while Democrats ripped its failure to revive the federally funded KidsCare, which they said would have covered 30,000 children at no cost to the state.

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Arizona Organizations, Show Your Support for Reinstating KidsCare

| April 29, 2016
Arizona Organizations, Show Your Support for Reinstating KidsCare

A recent study by Georgetown University and Children’s Action Alliance found more than 160,000 Arizona children do not have health coverage, the second highest rate of uninsured kids in the nation. Read more…

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Your Voice is Being Heard at the Legislature

| February 22, 2016
Your Voice is Being Heard at the Legislature

Thanks to your support, four bills that will improve children’s health, education and security have moved forward! Read more…

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Arizona Organizations, Show Your Support for Reinstating KidsCare

| January 24, 2016
Arizona Organizations, Show Your Support for Reinstating KidsCare

A recent study by Georgetown University and Children’s Action Alliance found more than 160,000 Arizona children do not have health coverage, the second highest rate of uninsured kids in the nation. Read more…

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Loss of KidsCare Has Big Impact

| January 22, 2015
Loss of KidsCare Has Big Impact

Children’s Action Alliance (CAA) discusses the impact of the loss of KidsCare has had on families in Arizona. For more information CLICK HERE.

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