Public News Service, Clay County Free Press – The federal health-insurance program for children helps keep more than 200,000 West Virginia children insured.
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Advocates said the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which marks its 25th anniversary this week, is a lifeline for families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but do not have access to employer-sponsored coverage.
Kelli Caseman, executive director of Think Kids West Virginia, explained an emergency provision enacted during the pandemic meant kids relying on the program had quality health care, no matter what changes in employment their parents underwent.
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