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to a new §303.521(a)(4)(iv) regarding the provision that

families with public insurance or benefits or private insurance will not be charged disproportionately more than families who do not have public insurance or benefits or private insurance.

Comment: One commenter recommended that the "or" in

§303.521(a) should be "and/or."

Discussion: We agree with the commenter that the language in the second parenthetical in the introductory text of

§303.521(a) should be amended to make clear that the fees

charged to a family under a State system of payments can include one or more of the following funding sources: a

child’s or parent’s public insurance, public benefits, or

private insurance. Therefore, we have amended §303.521(a)

accordingly.

Changes: We have amended the second parenthetical in the

introductory text of §303.521(a) to say “(including any

fees charged to the family as a result of using one or more

of the family’s public insurance, public benefits, or

private insurance).”

Comment: One commenter requested that the regulations in

§303.521(a) specify how and how often a State must evaluate

a family’s ability or inability to pay.

Discussion: A State is not required to reevaluate a