All Kids health in Illinois
In an Associated Press story Oct 6, Gov. Rod Blagojevich is reported "proposing to make Illinois the first state to offer health insurance coverage for all children, including 250,000 who now lack any such benefits." To pay for the program, the governor plans to revamp state health programs to cut expenses. It is believed that 125,000 more children would become eligible for Illinois' current care program for children, KidCare, and another 125,000 who already qualify would enroll from the program's publicity.