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Defying slump, 13 states insure more children

New York Times, July 20, 2009

Despite budgets ravaged by the recession, at least 13 states have invested millions of dollars this year to cover 250,000 more children with subsidized government health insurance. The expansions have come in the five months since Congress and President Obama used the reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program to increase its funding and encourage states to increase enrollment.