My last blog lamented cuts to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The program is based on family income or “percent of poverty” allowed income. l
In 2017, poverty income for a family of three could not be more than $20,420 per year. States can increase that to no more than 200% of poverty, or $40,820 per year. This language hides the raw facts of incomes for families. How many people with do know who could live on those incomes: For a full report, including charts (scroll down in article), see:
We can turn our backs on many things, but can we turn our back on our children? You can make a difference to stop these cuts by contacting your elected officials at the national and state levels. I urge you to do so.