On Saturday, January 31st Governor Gregoire and House Speaker Frank Chopp announced that our state's Apple Health for Kids program will move forward with covering uninsured children up to 300% of the poverty line -coverage that had been suspended since December 18th, 2008.
The protection of Apple Health is a victory for kids and it's big news. In an editorial on Friday, January 30th the Seattle Times not only praised state leaders for restoring the coverage - but also made a reference to the testimony of parents at the state legislature. You can watch Vicky McIntyre's testimony, featured in the I'm Counting On You Rally - happening right now on our website.
A separate article in the Seattle Times on Sunday, February 1st highlights how federal legislation moving through Congress will provide increased funds for children's health insurance in Washington State.