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Press Release: House fiscal bill restores WA Apple Health for Kids coverage

February 2, 2009 (Seattle)—The 2007-2009 fiscal bill (HB1694) approved by the State House of Representatives today restores critical funding for the state’s Apple Health for Kids program, and directs the state to restart coverage that was suspended in mid-December. Coverage for uninsured children in families earning between 250 and 300 percent of the federal poverty level—which was originally scheduled to start January 1—could now begin as soon as the supplemental budget bill is signed by the Governor.

“This funding in the supplemental budget provides a health lifeline to hundreds of uninsured children who are waiting for coverage” said Jon Gould, Deputy Director of the Children’s Alliance. “This vote tells us that legislators are looking out for the needs of children in these challenging times.”

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