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Thursday, October 6, 2005

Illinois Health Care Proposal

The Washington Post reports that Governor Rod Blagojevich has a health care proposals that will help subsidize health insurance for the uninsured children in Illinois.  It states,

Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) will unveil a proposal Thursday to subsidize health insurance for 253,000 uninsured children in Illinois, a move that specialists describe as more far-reaching than any other program in the country.

Seventy-percent of the state's uninsured children belong to families that earn $40,000 to $80,000 a year -- too much to qualify for government programs but often too little to afford private insurance.

Under Blagojevich's All Kids proposal, endorsed by the leaders of both houses of the state legislature, a family of four earning $40,000 to $59,000 would pay $40 per month per child and $10 per doctor visit.

Seems like a good place to start!   Thanks to Ezra Klein for the heads-up on this post. [bm]

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