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Moore Outlines Plan For Uninsured

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Moore has unveiled a $120 million plan to cover North Carolina's 250-thousand uninsured children.

Moore says families in North Carolina should know that their children can go to the doctor when they need to.

Moore says if elected he would expand government insurance coverage for children in families with incomes up to three times the federal poverty level, or about $62,000 for a family of four. He says people making up to two-and-a-half times the poverty level would pay no premiums for the insurance.

The current limit is twice the poverty amount, and the Legislature already is committed to a similar expansion in 2008 but hasn't set out details.

That plan was backed by Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue, who's also seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.


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