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Health Reform From the White House

February 23, 2010

Yesterday, President Obama unveiled proposals for national health care reform that expand upon the versions of legislation passed from the House and Senate.  The President’s provisions can be seen as his vision for comprehensive reform, and will undoubtedly be a center of debate in the upcoming Health Reform Summit this Thursday.

Among some key provisions related to children and families are:

  • The expansion of Medicaid to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level ($29,000 a year for a family of four)
  • The preservation of the Children’s Health Insurance Program to 2019, with full funding through 2015

Here is a related summary on the President’s proposal that focuses on Medicaid, CHIP, and low-income provisions.  This document is provided by Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center for Children and Families.

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