Kids' Medicaid Coverage

1 decade 4 months 3 weeks ago May 02, 2006 May 2, 2006 Tuesday, May 02 2006 Tuesday, May 02, 2006 5:45:20 PM CDT in News
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The state dropped them from Medicaid because a little-known law denies coverage if parents' employers offer affordable insurance. Private insurance is affordable if the policy covers doctor visits and hospitalization for children for less than $342 a month. Some parents pay up to 20% of their income for private insurance. Under the new standard, private insurance will be affordable if it costs about 8% of a family's income. The change starts July 1 and could restore coverage for about half the children who were dropped.

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