"But as the March of Dimes Report Card shows, no one -- including our Company -- is accomplishing enough. None of America's 50 states earned an 'A' by achieving a premature birth rate of 7.6 percent -- the goal set by the federal government in its National Healthy People 2010 report.
"We have a moral obligation to give our children a healthy start. We urge President-elect Barack Obama and Congress to expand Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to ensure ALL of America's children have an equal chance at good health. We must act now. Our children simply can't wait."
About AMERIGROUP Corporation
AMERIGROUP Corporation, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia,
improves healthcare access and quality for the financially vulnerable,
seniors and people with disabilities by developing innovative managed
health services for the public sector. Through its subsidiaries, AMERIGROUP
Corporation serves approximately 1.7 million people in Florida, Georgia,
Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. For more information, visit
Investors: Julie Loftus Trudell
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
News Media: Kent Jenkins Jr.
Senior Vice President, External Communications
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