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.45 caliber health care

It seems Arizona ranks among the lowest-performing states in the United States for children's health coverage. What the heck are our priorities? Oh, that's right.

The really good news is that the report released this month by the bipartisan Commonwealth Fund, doesn't even reflect the deep cuts in the state health care system implemented by Gov. Jan Brewer last year, including measures that will phase out KidsCare, Arizona's children's health insurance program.

Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).

“Cutting essential health services for children means you’re going to live with those cuts for many, many years. You’re going to influence children’s development ...”

— Dr. Ed Schor, pediatrician and vice president of Commonwealth's State Health Policy and Practices program

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