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Blago Comes Through, Once Again

Governor Blagojevich again shows he's fighting for the common man.

Plan Targets Gap in Kids' Coverage
by Chris Fusco and Lori Rackl, Chicago Sun-Times
October 6, 2005

Hundreds of thousands of Illinois children who do not have health insurance would be eligible for coverage under an ambitious proposal Gov. Blagojevich will announce today.

The unprecedented plan is aimed at families whose incomes are too high to qualify for Public Aid insurance for their children but still can't afford increasingly costly private coverage.

More than 250,000 Illinois children lack health insurance, according to U.S. census data and state research. About 75 percent of them come from middle-class families with household incomes between $40,000 and $80,000 a year.

(Full story)

You know, I don't really care if Governor Blagojevich's administration happens to be a bit corrupt. (Show me a politician who isn't.) He's getting things done, and if the price of progress is his cronies enriching themselves a little at the public trough, so be it.

October 6, 2005 in Current Affairs | Permalink

Comments

I think its great Illinois is offering health insurance to many children. Health insurance is a major aspect and children should be covered.

Posted by: California Health Insurance at Nov 4, 2005 7:04:13 PM