Governor Jan Brewer is facing almost the worst financial crisis in Arizona history. In looking to reduce budget spending for 2011 the Arizona health insurance program for kids ( Kids Care ) might be affected. The children’s Arizona health insurance program has currently stopped enrollment and if eliminated will reduce the budget by about $23 million.
In addition, Kids Care Arizona health insurance covers 47,000 children. The parents of these children do not qualify for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System ( AHCCCS ). The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System is also being reduced by eliminating over 300,000 current members.