AHCCCS will be expanding KidsCare II to serve 25,000 kids from low-income families through December 2013.
Link for more info: http://www.azahcccs.gov/shared/news.aspx?ID=reporting#kids2
Individuals/families interested in more information or applying can call the KidsCare hotline at 1-800-377-3536.
As of July 28, 2012, there were 13,674 children approved for the KidsCare II program. Although original projections estimated funding was available to cover about 21,700 children, due to lower than expected initial enrollment AHCCCS now estimates up to 25,000 total children can be covered in KidsCare II. AHCCCS anticipates this number will be reached by September. At that time, applicants will be placed on the wait list so they can be considered for KidsCare II as openings become available.
As of August 1, 2012, there were 1,604 applicants on the KidsCare wait list. This number has been updated to reflect only applicants between 175%-200% FPL who were added to the wait list after June 25, 2012, when the KidsCare II program was opened to all applicants. Anyone who was previously on the KidsCare wait list was sent a notice and had the opportunity to apply for KidsCare II. AHCCCS will continue to consider all applications for KidsCare II until the program reaches maximum enrollment based on available funding.