• by Alia Beard Rau, The Arizona Republic
This summer, Arizona will become the only state in the nation that doesn't provide health-care coverage under a federal program to insure children of the working poor.
State lawmakers last week eliminated Kids- Care, which serves nearly 39,000 children through age 18, through budget-balancing measures. The program cost the state $18 million a year, and federal funds covered $56 million. The program will end June 15.
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