Navigation Links
APHA Urges President Bush Not To Veto CHIP; 'We're Only One Signature Away from Protecting the Health of Our Children'
Date:9/27/2007

Statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E) Executive Director

American Public Health Association

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "During a press event yesterday aimed at building support for the reauthorization of his No Child Left Behind Act, President Bush stated that 'we've come too far to turn back.'

"We urge him to show the same compassion when the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) legislation arrives on his desk. The bipartisan legislation, a result of congressional leadership coming together for the health of our children, aims to preserve health coverage for the nearly 6.6 million children currently covered by the program, and provide the same coverage to millions of additional children in need over the next five years.

"The Senate today voted overwhelmingly in support of the bill. We thank them, along with many of their colleagues in the House, for the leadership they have shown on this issue.

"We are only one signature away from a bill that will improve the health of our nation's children. We urge the president to rise above politics and consider the repercussions of a veto.

"A veto will mean that millions of working class Americans are unable to provide their children with health insurance. A veto will mean that millions of children don't have access to the immunizations and preventative care that they need to stay healthy. A veto will mean that millions of parents must worry about what they will do if their child becomes ill.

"The House has spoken. The Senate has spoken. The American people have spoken. We urge President Bush to join the chorus of voices speaking on behalf of children in need and demonstrate his commitment to health by signing the CHIP bill."

Learn more about the American Public Health Association. (http://www.apha.org/about/news/boilerplate.htm)

Contact: Bithiah Lafontant: (202) 777-2509

bithiah.lafontant@apha.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Public Health Association
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. James Cook University urges more medical seats
2. Indonesia urges a grant of $1 billion for bird flu
3. World Bank urges $ 1 billion to fight bird flu
4. President Bush Urges Citizens to Invest In Health Savings Account (HSAs)
5. Knowing spread of AIDS: a crime; urges Chinese lawmaker.
6. Measles Resurges Due To Drop In Immunization With MMR
7. Minister Of State For Industry Urges Corporate Sectors To Help Indias Disabled Population
8. Minister of State For Industry Urges Corporate Sectors to help India’s Disabled Populatio
9. Lancet Urges To Allow Emergency Contraception Drug As An OTC
10. Ramadoss Urges Celebrities to Stay Away From Soft Drink Ads
11. Ramadoss Urges Celebrities Not To Endorse Soft Drinks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... Cambridge, MA, ... steady since 2009, according to a Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) study, a ... the North Carolina System: CompScope™ Benchmarks, 17th Edition looks at indemnity and ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... The National Council on ... to announce the organization’s Certified Strength Coach credential has earned accreditation from the ... program validates the competency of qualified candidates for jobs in the Strength and ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... By all indications, and due to months of wet weather, ... diligence, asking homeowners to scout for any open water sources that can be emptied ... buzz of mosquitos is the buzz associated with potential infections stemming from their itchy ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... chat as a standard feature on its secure clinical communication platform. The platform ... to video depending on the type and urgency of a situation. , ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... May 23, 2017 , ... New ... gums and chronic bad breath, can now receive laser gum disease treatments from the ... Douglas Campbell and David Landau are raising awareness of the importance of receiving qualified ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/6/2017)... , May 5, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ... add approximately 100,000 square feet to its Welch Allyn ... 2016 its commitment to bring more than 100 new ... where Welch Allyn has maintained a significant presence for ... accommodate these new positions, a large portion of which ...
(Date:5/4/2017)... MEMPHIS, Tenn. , May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... of Infection Control, Ultraviolet-C light as ... demonstrated Tru-D SmartUVC,s ability to reduce bioburden on ... influenced bioburden reduction on high-touch, complex medical equipment ... in surgical infections. "This study further ...
(Date:5/4/2017)... DIEGO , May 4, 2017  The American ... and Scientific Meeting— OBP Medical , a leading global ... the launch of a new extra-small size and first-in-market ... ER-SPEC vaginal specula. Already available in small, medium, ... makes OBP Medical,s line of single-use lighted specula the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: