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Restrictions On SCHIP Enrollment Affecting Hispanics In Missouri

Even though many Hispanic immigrants in Missouri qualify for children's health insurance programs such as SCHIP, many remain uninsured, inpart because of concern about their immigration status, as well as federal and state restrictions on their eligibility, the Columbia Missourian reports. Of the nearly three million uninsured Hispanic children in the U.S., 70% are eligible for SCHIP but do not apply because of language barriers or fear of deportation of other family members.

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Missouri Plan To Help Low-Income Workers Obtain Insurance

Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt (R) on Tuesday announced a three-phase planto help low-income workers obtain health insurance through governmentsubsidies, the Kansas City Starreports. The proposal aims to extend coverage within a year to 131,500working adults with incomes up to 185% of the federal poverty level.

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