State Program Helps Workers Pay for Health Insurance

State Program Helps Workers Pay for Health Insurance

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- The Utah Health Department has started taking applications for an insurance program that helps workers who can't afford their employer's health benefits.

Eligible workers can get 50 dollars a month to use toward their health insurance premiums.

There are various eligibility requirements for the Covered at Work program. For example, the cost of workers' health insurance must be more than five percent of their income. Workers must be earning too much to qualify for Medicaid, but less than 150 percent of the poverty level.

Judi Hilman is an advocate for the uninsured. She questions whether 50 dollars is enough to do much good and says only a small segment of the uninsured will benefit.

The state program is authorized to accept six-thousand qualified adults.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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