poverty level


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poverty level

The relative standard of living of individuals or families who have inadequate funds to afford basic needs, such as shelter, food, clothing, or health care.
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Efforts are at present in progress to back a voter initiative for the November ballot to expand eligibility for Medicaid in Montana to individuals earning up to 138 percent of the Federal Poverty level.
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Residents just above the poverty level will get better quality and access to care in the exchange than they would get under Medicaid because the exchange will pay doctors and hospitals at higher rates," said Herrick.
Indiana, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin had planned to raise eligibility for their programs to 300% of the poverty level, but have now scaled that back to 250%, according to the Detour report.
Oregon is among the states that would like to provide coverage for families earning up to 300 percent of the poverty level.
The Dingell-Clinton plan would provide states with enough SCHIP money to cover as many children as they could enroll as long as their families did not earn more than 400 percent of the poverty level (about $82,000 for a family of four).
Children below the federal poverty level had some of the biggest declines in health insurance coverage, going from an uninsured rate of 19 percent four years ago to 29 percent by 2005.
As the authors note, Family PACT (Planning, Access, Care and Treatment) funds services to eligible individuals with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty level through a fee-for-service system that includes nearly 3,000 providers statewide who participate in Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program.
Census Bureau statistics, 17 percent (12 million) of our nation's children live below the federal poverty level.
MSU'S Spartan Advantage provides enough grant and work study aid to cover the average cost of tuition, fees, room and board, and books for students from families with an annual income at or below the federal poverty level ($20,000 in 2006).
119,157 is the federal poverty level for a family of two adults and two children.
The legislation called for the state to create a non-profit foundation that would award vouchers, euphemistically called scholarships, to students whose family income is less than 250 percent of the federal poverty level.

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