Policy provides affordable health care

February 6, 2009 9:43:57 AM PST
Changes to an old health care policy will make it easier for N.C. children to get insurance. President Obama has lifted restrictions to the state children's health insurance program.

Click here to learn more about North Carolina Health Choice for Children.

The guidelines were implemented by the Bush administration in 2007.

The expansion of services covers children whose families make too much to qualify for Medicaid, but make too little to afford private insurance.

The plan will cost $32 billion over the next 5 years.

It'll be paid for with an increase in cigarette taxes.