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MICHILD-INSURANCE
(2007-04-23)
(wgvu) - STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY A PROGRAM DESIGNED TO HELP MICHIGAN'S 160,000 UNINSURED CHILDREN IS PROVIDING MORE
HEALTH COVERAGE FOR ADULTS THAN YOUTHS.
THE $198 MILLION DOLLAR PROGRAM KNOWN AS MICHILD PROVIDED INSURANCE FOR ABOUT 33,000 CHILDREN LAST YEAR. THE COST OF
COVERING THE CHILDREN WAS $44 MILLION DOLLARS. THE REMAINING $154 MILLION WAS SPENT ON INSURING 65,000 POOR ADULTS.
MICHILD PROVIDES INSURANCE FOR CHILDREN WHOSE FAMILIES DON'T QUALIFY FOR MEDICAID BUT CAN'T AFFORD PRIVATE INSURANCE.
LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE FOCUSING ENROLLING MORE CHILDREN AS COVER THE UNINSURED WEEK BEGINS TODAY.

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