With many citizens in our state working in non-traditional jobs, we desperately need to identify cost-effective healthcare solutions.
We should allow adults to buy into the state's Medicaid plan, which is a national leader in both controlling costs and ensuring quality.
We also need to expand eligibility for our KidsCare program so more working moms can buy affordable care for their children. With a small state investment, we can take advantage of a nearly 5 to 1 federal match and help more Arizona kids get covered.
We can’t forget about Arizona seniors. Too often our older population struggles with the cost of prescription drugs. This forces them to choose between groceries and medicine. That is unacceptable. As Governor I will work with our state and federal lawmakers to ensure that we make prescriptions more affordable and health care more accessible.