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September 30, 2004

State children's health insurance programs won't face federal cuts, administration says

The Bush administration said Wednesday it will shift up to $660 million next year to keep children from losing government-paid health insurance. Arizona, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey and Rhode Island are projected to use their entire federal contribution for the State Children's Health Insurance Program in the budget year that begins Friday, said the private Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.

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Posted by Tom Troceen