New health package would cover all Iowa children
AP/Chicago Tribune, February 6, 2008
Iowa Legislators have announced a healthcare package that would extend coverage to all children in the state. The state would extend existing programs to an additional 25,000 youngsters who are eligible for healthcare but excluded because the state can't afford to pay for their coverage. An additional 19,000 children without coverage would get a state subsidy to enroll them in private plans. Supporters of the plan said they hoped to have all children covered within about three years.