State Would Gain Funds For Children Health Insurance

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 6:04 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A new study says the amount of money Oklahoma gets for children's health insurance would triple under a plan pending in Congress.

The report by the nonprofit Families USA says the Sooner State would get about $141 million each year under the proposal offered by Democrats in Congress.

The report says there are about 146,000 children in Oklahoma who have no health insurance.

Medicaid officials in Oklahoma say the proposal would mean up to 42,000 more low-income children could be eligible for health insurance if the proposal is approved.

Under the proposal the money would go into a children's health insurance program that's to expire later this year and must be reauthorized by Congress.