The percentage of Arizonans with health insurance rose from 89.3% in 2021 to 89.7% in 2022. The state still lags slightly behind the nation, where coverage rose 0.7% from 91.3% of Americans insured to 92%.
If the country defaults on its debt, millions of people would lose their jobs, retirement accounts would be decimated, Social Security payments could be delayed, Medicare and Medicaid benefits could be affected, and military members could see paychecks delayed.
An estimated 55,000 Arizonans would lose access to food assistance, 5,600 kids would lose preschool and child care slots, and Arizona veterans would lose 127,000 doctors visits for issues like mental health and substance disorder treatment.
House Republicans have spent their first 100 days in power discussing plans to cut social programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and food assistance and conducting half-baked and conspiracy-fueled investigations.