A state run health insurance program for children would be extended for five years under a bill passing the House and moving to the Senate. It passes the House, despite attracting some harsh criticism, that focuses on its liberal requirements. MC-plus for Kids allows familiesmaking up to 300-percent of poverty to enroll. Critics point out a family of four making $54,000 a year can enroll in the program. The program uses $12-Million in state money to leverage federal funds.
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