While Ken Blackwell whines and warns us about Democratic plans for “big government takeover” of our health care system – our Democratic Governor is actually doing something good to help Ohio’s children.

The legislature passed Ted Strickland’s budget yesterday and, as promised, the budget includes:

Healthcare Access for All Ohio?s Children

* All children up to 300 percent of the federal poverty line will have access to healthcare through the State Children?s Health Insurance Program.

* Families at incomes above 300 percent of poverty will be able to buy health coverage from the state for children with special needs that prevent them from qualifying for private insurance.

 

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