FiveThirtyEight A report released Friday found that 14,000 kids in Arizona lost their insurance when the state canceled its health insurance program for low-income children at the beginning of 2014. by Anna Barry-Jester
'Arizona is the only state without a Children’s Health Insurance
Program (CHIP); the programs provide insurance to low-income children
whose families earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. The report
from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families examines
what happened when the state froze, redesigned and ultimately ended the
program Jan. 31.
'As of 2013, Arizona had the third-highest percentage of children
without insurance in the country, behind only Nevada and Texas and well
above the national average.'