Re: 'Our congressman has lost the American Dream'
Last updated 9/20/2007 at Noon
Last week Joe Howard Crews wrote that Issa’s priorities with reference to children’s healthcare insurance are wrong, followed by the obligatory Bush bashing. A few facts about the existing health plan for children:
Eligibility varies from state to state but currently the typical enrollee is from a family earning 100 to 200 percent of the poverty level. Those at or below poverty level qualify for Medicaid.
Despite disseminating information via health fairs, PSAs and flyers, 30 percent of those eligible have not enrolled and thus have no health coverage. (Urban Institute and GAO) Eligib...