Defying Slump, 13 States Insure More Children

Defying Slump, 13 States Insure More Children

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health-care-robert-wood-johnson.jpgDespite budgets ravaged by the recession, at least 13 states have invested millions of dollars this year to cover 250,000 more children with subsidized government health insurance.

The expansions have come in the five months since Congress and President Obama used the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program to vastly increase its funding and encourage states to increase enrollment. The federal government covers the vast majority of the cost.

(Continue reading in the New York Times

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