Incoming New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer says he will introduce a state budget that will call for children to have expanded access to health coverage.
Spitzer, a Democrat who previously was New York’s attorney general, announced Wednesday during a “state of the state” address that the budget will “guarantee access” to health insurance for all of the state’s 500,000 uninsured children.
Spitzer stopped short of saying his budget will require the state to pay for coverage for the 500,000 uninsured.
Spitzer said he also will take steps to get 900,000 uninsured adults who are eligible for Medicaid into the Medicaid system.