The next big-government cause celebre

What does it say about us that some Kentuckians think it is a tragedy when parents of more than 60,000 kids could sign them up for government health coverage but don’t?

Well, Kentucky Voices for Health is alarmed and, not surprisingly, their solution is to increase eligibility for KCHIP.

1. Simplifying the KCHIP enrollment and renewal
2. Increasing KCHIP income eligibility from 200%
to 250% of the federal poverty level; and
3. Raising the age limit for participation in
KCHIP from 18 to 20 ( federal law currently allows
participation through age 19).

And of course, the proposal involves expanded costs of $40 million a year, according to Kentucky Voices for Health.