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Dems, advocates push for KidsCare (access required)

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As lawmakers milled around the Capitol waiting for the final word on a budget deal, children’s advocates and legislative Democrats made a last-minute attempt to ratchet up the pressure to restore Arizona’s KidsCare program.

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KidsCare is an important health resource for Arizona families

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In my five decades of providing medical care to Arizona children, I have realized that Medicaid (AHCCCS) and KidsCare (Arizona’s version of a Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP) are critical for low-income families. KidsCare has been frozen since 2010, and the Legislature now has the opportunity to include lifting the freeze in their budget negotiations, while the federal government picks up the tab.

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