Arizona Reinstates Funds for Medicaid, Kids’ Health Care
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has signed into law a bill that will restore funding for the state's Medicaid program and KidsCare, its Children's Health Insurance Program. Last month, Arizona lawmakers approved a plan to eliminate KidsCare and reduce Medicaid coverage in an effort to address the state's budget deficit. By reinstating those funds, the new law will allow Arizona to qualify for federal matching funds under the health reform law.
- "Ariz. Restores Funding for Medicaid, Children's Insurance Program" (Vesely, Modern Healthcare, 5/9).