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Minnesota Extends Health Care To Uninsured Children

Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 8:11 am

A state official recently announced that Minnesota health care coverage will extend to more than 16,000 uninsured children.

Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson stated Thursday that parents who are below a certain income line will qualify for exemption on paying premiums for their children on MinnesotaCare.

The state also eliminated the 4-month waiting period in which parents had to wait to enroll their child for the program; now families do not need to sign up for an employer sponsor. Changes became official earlier in the month on the 1st of July.

The changes were made after Minnesota dropped in child healthcare ratings, the original law was actually written in 2009..

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