Tuesday, February 3, 2009

US Senate Passes SCHIP Bill

On Thursday, January 29, the US Senate voted 66 to 32 to extend and strengthen federal support for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Similar legislation was approved by Congress twice in 2007 with bipartisan support, but was vetoed by President Bush.

“Passage of the SCHIP bill will enable Wisconsin to come extremely close to the goal of health
insurance for all children,” said WCCF Executive Director Charity Eleson.

Our press release about the Senate's passage of the SCHIP bill is online at http://www.wccf.org/pdf/SCHIP_passage_013009pr.pdf.

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