The Los Angeles Times reported on the January passage by Congress of additonal funding for SCHIP to cover an additonal 4 million children in the United States. It is expected to be signed into law by President Obama. This surely will impact Kentucky, with 67,000 eligible kids who are not currently enrolled.
According to the Washington Post and Kaiser Health News, Americans are struggling even more to pay medical bills in this worsening economy. Many of these have insurance but struggle to pay
" fewer benefits, higher co-pays and additional deductibles -- and are at risk for large out-of-pocket bills when serious illness or injury strike. "
Submitted by Dr. Bob Flashman