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Monday, October 20, 2008

Hawaii drops universal health care for kids, cites "crowd out"

Hawaii is dropping its "universal" health care program for children, in part because it is too costly (particularly given a budget crunch), but also because of the trend know as "crowd out".  That is, most of the children enrolling in the program had dropped private coverage to enroll.

Hmm.... I wonder if their are any lessons to be learned that are applicable to Pennsylvania.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The maximum income limit is now $82,000 for CHIP coverage. I can tell you for a fact I know of at least 3 couples who have dropped coverage for their children and put them on CHIP because it's cheaper (for them) and provides greater coverage. Since everything will be "free" soon, I want to thank Ed Rendell before the tax increase.