Arizona Health Insurance Cuts Proposed in Budget

Arizona health insurance may be seeing deep cuts in 2010. The proposal will terminate an expected 42,000 jobs across the state and will incur a loss of federal funding up to $2.7 billion.

The proposal by Jan Brewer will reduce the number of residents eligible for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System. This plan provides Arizona health insurance coverage to the poor.

It will also eliminate Kids Care. Currently, Kids Care provides Arizona health insurance to 63,000 children whose parent’s cannot afford to pay for coverage.

Uninsured patients at hospitals will also be losing support. In addition, the graduate medical education program will also be eliminated. This program brings new medical students to the state and offers them a chance to start a career later on in life in Arizona.

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