States Want Federal Stimulus for Medicaid and SCHIP Programs, Reports

North Hollywood, CA (PressExposure) December 30, 2008 --, an independent consumer resource for insurance information, reports that state run health insurance initiatives such as the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and Medicaid may be struggling to keep afloat with the influx of newly enrolled beneficiaries.

Many states in an effort to cover more uninsured have made it possible for people with higher incomes to get state health insurance. In California, a household income $52,000 and under is eligible for assistance, which is about 3 times the federal poverty level. The only problem is that this new expansion coupled with the number of people losing their jobs is putting state health insurance in a precarious financial position. “As people are losing their jobs in a difficult economy, more are enrolling in state sponsored healthcare programs,” explains [] CEO Eric Oster. A survey estimates that about 4 million people have lost their employer-sponsored health insurance over the past year.

If the states reduce income requirements or cut benefits drastically, consumers may need to find other options for health insurance coverage. [] has assisted millions of people who have lost health insurance in being able to find affordable health insurance plans. Consumers also can find information on how to save money on health insurance costs.

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Eric Oster
6400 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Ste 460
North Hollywood, CA 91606
Phone: 800.647.2164
Fax: 800.647.2142

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Press Release Submitted On: December 22, 2008 at 9:05 am
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