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New WA Law Gives Kids' Healthcare Top Priority

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 By Chris Thomas/Eric Mack, Contact
March 13, 2007


Washington's governor is expected to sign the new Children's Health Bill into law today, and supporters say it puts the state head and shoulders above the rest of the nation. It will make publicly funded healthcare coverage available to 73,000 more Washington children. Mirabella Mendiola of Burien says she's already grateful. Her 5-year-old daughter hasn't had health insurance in about a year. Children's advocates say her situation is typical: her social service job pays a little too much to qualify for state-run programs, but not enough to pay her employer's insurance premium of $400 a month.

"I don't think that people understand how hard it is for people like me, who choose to give back to the community so we don't make as much. We are barely over low-income, but it's so hard to qualify for anything and then make enough to make ends meet."

The new law will consolidate several low-income health insurance programs, offer sliding scale fees depending on family income, and simplify the application process. It goes into effect this year, 90 days after the legislature ends its session.

Mendiola calls the new law "a miracle" for children.

"It's so important that they're all healthy, because they're our future. They're the ones that are going to take care of us. And I'm really glad that we've put kids first, before politics and
personal views."

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