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Iowa officials say health plan could take four years

AP/Chicago Tribune, August 12, 2008
Despite a $25 million state effort approved by lawmakers, it could take up to four years to extend healthcare coverage to all of Iowa's children. Although it will take some time to cover all of the state's children, a special commission has already turned its attention toward covering more adults. The commission is now likely to spend months planning how to expand coverage. The commission includes former governors, and representatives from business, labor, healthcare, insurance and consumer advocacy groups.