Public can offer input at state hearings for uninsured children

October 28, 1997

State officials are holding four public hearings in the next two weeks to get input on how the state should expand health coverage to its 168,000 uninsured children, from infants to 18-year-olds.

Congress enacted legislation in August to cover more children, but states can design their programs. The expanded coverage must include comprehensive medical and preventive services.

Ideas are being solicited from consumers, legislators, advocacy groups and others. The hearings will be held at 7 p.m. on these dates: Western Maryland: Today at Hagerstown Junior college, Building C-11.

Prince George's/Montgomery counties: Thursday at Holiday Inn on U.S. 1 in College Park.

Eastern Shore: Monday at Performing Arts Building in Wye Mills.

Central Maryland: Nov. 6, at Maryland Rehabilitation Center, 2301 Argonne Drive in Baltimore.

Pub Date: 10/28/97

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