While health insurance through the governor’s All Kids program will not be available until July, parents can begin pre-registering their children now.
At an appearance at a Chicago-area shopping mall on Wednesday to launch the pre-registration drive, Gov. Rod Blagojevich urged parents to act quickly.
"Parents can pre-register their children in All Kids today to help expedite the application process, so that this time next year, instead of worrying about how to afford their child’s health care coverage, they will be celebrating the holidays," he stated in a written release.
Of course he wants parents to sign up now. He wants them to be on his dole so they can vote for him next March and November. And he wants to start adding these folks to his campaign fundraising mailing lists ASAP.
(What’s that? You say that using those names for his campaign would be illegal? Since when has that stopped him?)