Arizona Cuts Children’s Health Insurance Program

March 19, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ Looking for ways to save money in the state budget, Arizona has cut its Children’s Health Insurance Program, leaving 47,000 low-income children without health coverage.

Additionally, the state will cut back Medicaid coverage for adults without children, a move that will shed another 310,000 people from the government insurance rolls.

Arizona is faced with the largest state budget deficit in its history at $2.6 billion. Gov. Jan Brewer said more cuts could be on the way if voters do not approve a referendum to increase the state sales tax by 1% to 6.6%.

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