Thursday, October 25, 2007

State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on revised State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) legislation this afternoon. This bill would provide health insurance coverage for nearly 10 million low-income children.

House leaders announced the vote late Wednesday night. This legislation (H.R. 3963) addresses concerns that had been raised about the SCHIP bill (H.R. 976) the House voted on last week. These changes clarify that children living in families making $83,000, adults, and children who are not U.S. citizens are not eligible for SCHIP coverage.

Easter Seals supports this SCHIP legislation and urges you to contact your representative immediately and ask them to vote “Yes” on H.R. 3963 today.

Thank you for your continued advocacy on behalf of our nation’s low-income children, including those with disabilities.

Stay informed: visit our SCHIP Information Center.


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