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State Lawmakers Move To Protect KidsCare
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 2:55pm
Updated: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:47pm
One of the issues at play in negotiations over a stopgap spending bill in Congress is CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
In Arizona, it’s called KidsCare, and Congress has not reauthorized the program since it officially expired last fall. Arizona has enough money to keep enrollees covered through the spring, but state law requires the feds to pay for the entire program.
A proposal in the Arizona House would scale that back, and give lawmakers the option of keeping the program up and running with state money.
MORE: Arizona Lawmakers Take Steps To Save KidsCare
Arizona Rep. Regina Cobb, a Kingman Republican, is the sponsor of HB 2127 and she joins The Show's Mark Brodie to talk about it.