State Plan Could Insure Thousands of Local Kids

Thousands of uninsured Amarillo kids could take home private health benefits if the Texas AttorneyGgeneral has his way.

That's according to a state spokeswoman. Greg Abbott is launching a plan to hire a private company to insure 200,000 kids across Texas.

Those kids don't receive government health benefits and must be in the state child support system to qualify.

Abbott has not revealed how much the program might cost taxpayers. The plan would still require legislative action.