Arizona Restores KidsCare Program

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) on May 5 signed legislation to restore KidsCare, a federal Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for children from low-income families, according to the Associated Press.

Previously, Arizona was the only state without an active version of CHIP; Arizona’s program had been frozen in 2010 due to budget issues.

KidsCare serves about 30,000 low-income children whose parents earn between 138% and 200% of the federal poverty line and will run at no cost to the state at least through 2017. The law could take effect in August 2016, AP reports.

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