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8:55 am
Tue November 3, 2009

32,000 Children Added to Health Insurance Program

Frankfort, KY – Governor Steve Beshear says his administration has been enrolling more than 2,600 children per month into the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program, or KCHIP, for low-income families.

Beshear says 32 thousand children have registered since some enrollment requirements were relaxed. Last November, the administration offered a simpler mail-in application that's also available online. Officials also expanded locations where the enrollment materials were available. KCHIP offers health insurance to children in families with an income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. More information is available online at kidshealth.ky.gov.