The cold front is now working into eastern Kentucky with winds gusting to near 40mph at times. Temps have dropped into the 30s behind the front and we've had reports of sleet and snow mixing with the rain in Lexington.
WASHINGTON (AP) - About 4 million more children would get
government provided health care under a bill the House has passed.
Democrats are calling the bill a down payment on President-elect
Barack Obama's goal that every child get medical care, as well as
all adults who want it. Departing President George W. Bush vetoed
similar legislation twice in 2007.
About 7 million children from working families with too much
income to qualify for Medicaid now get government-provided health
care. To pay the $32 billion cost of insuring 4 million more
children, the bill increases cigarette taxes by 61 cents - to a
dollar a pack. The Senate plans to begin working on a similar bill
Thursday. Some Republicans complain the House bill covers up to
600,000 non-citizen children of legal immigrants.