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Cutting off funds for kids' health care costs



Percent by which President Bush has cut federal funds for state programs that offer health insurance to children of the working poor:


Amount in annual federal funds that Georgia received for its program, PeachCare for Kids:

$263 million

Number of Georgia children on PeachCare's rolls:


Percent of Georgia children enrolled in the program:


Approximate number of Georgia children who remain uninsured:


Number of new PeachCare-eligible children who will be added to the rolls after March 11, due to the funding cuts:


Maximum annual income for a PeachCare-eligible family of four:


Maximum annual premium, per child, under PeachCare:


Average annual premium for a three-person family in Georgia if the family is paying without assistance from PeachCare or an employer:


Approximate cost to fund the Iraq war:

$379 billion

Number of children whose health insurance could be paid -- for the duration of their childhood -- with $379 billion:

17.8 million

Approximate number of uninsured children in the United States:

8.3 million

Sources: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia Health Policy Center, National Coalition on Health Care, America's Health Insurance Plans' Center for Policy and Research

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