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Iowa widow hopes to get family's health insurance extended

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   ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa (AP) -- The wife of an Iowa police officer killed during a 2013 standoff is calling for changes to local and state laws to ensure children can continue receiving health insurance after a parent dies.
   The Messenger reports that Amanda Buenting recently discovered that her husband Jamie Buenting's insurance through the city will no longer cover her family.
   Jamie Buenting died from a gunshot wound while serving as an officer with the Rockwell City Police Department. The Buentings have two children, ages 11 and 13.
   Mayor Phil Heinlen says Blue Cross/Blue Shield will provide coverage for the dependents of a city worker killed on duty for three years.
   Amanda Buenting says she plans to take the issue to the state to get coverage until her children are age 26.
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   Information from: The Messenger, http://www.messengernews.net
   AP-WF-08-22-17 1713GMT
 

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