More Hoosier children are now eligible for health insurance coverage . The Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) announced in May that the federal government has approved the state's request to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The approval means approximately 10,000 more Hoosier children will receive coverage. In January, FSSA asked the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to expand SCHIP as a part of the Indiana Check-up Plan which passed in 2007 with tremendous bi-partisan support led by Representative Charlie Brown (D) and Senator Pat Miller (R). Families who earn up to 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), which is approximately $53,000 for a family of four, are now eligible. "We're always looking for ways to improve the health of Hoosiers, and now, more kids will have access to health insurance coverage. Next, we'll have to work hard to get them enrolled," said Governor Mitch Daniels . With the exp
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