January 14, 2008 – Delaware, Montana and Texas are three states that are working to expand health coverage for children.
Lawmakers in Delaware have introduced bipartisan legislation that would use information from schools to identify children who are eligible for SCHIP. In Montana, State Auditor and Insurance Commissioner John Morrison (D) has submitted changes to a proposed ballot measure that would expand SCHIP and Medicaid eligibility to an additional 30,000 children. Finally, in Texas there’s a proposal for a program designed to provide private health coverage for the 200,000 uninsured children in the state who are not covered through their parents' employer-sponsored plans or government programs.
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