Arizona Is 50th State To Give Free Health Insurance To Low-Income Kids
The bill is aimed at families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but make less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level.By Ben Lawson | May 7, 2016
Arizona just brought back a program that provides health insurance to children in low-income families.
It's essentially a revival of KidsCare, Arizona's version of a federal program for kids. The state closed enrollment for the service six years ago to cut costs.
But federal funding for the program increased last year, and now it won't cost the state any money. More than 30,000 children in Arizona are believed to be eligible.