Navigation Links
Blunt Applauds Passage of Republican-Crafted SCHIP Extension
Date:12/19/2007

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement this afternoon on Republican efforts to extend funding under the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) through March 2009:

"On this, one of the final days of the first session of the 110th Congress, the majority finally decided to adopt the plan Republicans had suggested for months - a proposal to extend the current SCHIP program through the rest of this year, the entire next year, and into 2009.

"For months, a group of House Republicans worked in good faith to craft a reasonable compromise on this vital piece of legislation. Now that we've finally been given the chance to extend the program, the political pressure the majority had tried to build - and hoped to someday use - to push through a hastily-crafted bill has been relieved. If the majority decides to continue these discussions in the next session, it's my sincere hope they'll come to the table in a serious fashion with serious, reachable goals - not for the purpose of engaging in political theater. I don't have any doubt the American people would see through a ruse like that in any year, and especially during one in which a national election is being held.

"The bottom line is House Republicans believe that any SCHIP bill must put poor kids first and must ensure that illegal immigrants are not granted taxpayer-funded benefits. These are common sense principles that must be acknowledged by congressional Democrats if it's their true intent to get legislation passed into law."

NOTE: The Medicare-SCHIP package that passed the House today includes an extension of SCHIP through March 2009, mirroring legislation sponsored by Reps. Joe Barton, R-Texas, and Nathan Deal, R-Ga. The bill also includes a provision to stave off a 0.5% reduction in federal payments to physicians through June 2008.


'/>"/>
SOURCE House Republican Whip Roy Blunt
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Blunt: Time to Stop the Politics on SCHIP, and Start the Negotiations
2. Blunt: House Sustains Presidents Veto, Now Lets Get to Work on Genuine Solution
3. Blunt: New SCHIP Bill Addresses None of the Problems With the Old
4. Blunt: Democrats Flawed Spending Compromise
5. AIDS Healthcare Foundation Applauds City Commissioners Support of Diversity, Urges Call for Mayors Resignation
6. Fairness Coalition Applauds Senate Passage of Mental Health Parity Bill
7. SNM applauds NAS study showing need to restore federal nuclear medicine research funding
8. Cardiac Science Applauds Mass AED Training of Pittsburgh Educators
9. Coalition to Protect Floridas Drivers Applauds Governor Crist for Adding PIP to Special Session
10. AGD Applauds Congressional Support of SCHIP Reauthorization
11. Tobacco-Free Kids Applauds Tyra Banks for Exposing the Ugly Truth About Smoking
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills ... specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise ... offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run ... This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed ... geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... will be giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of ... that focuses on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of a missionary ... Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of published author, ... ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which she has ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), an industry leader ... range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual American Healthcare Association ... held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/18/2017)... KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017  PMD ... OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. ... strategic hub service that expedites and streamlines patient and ... Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... medical device used to measure lung function for a ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... , Sept. 13, 2017   OrthoAtlanta has been ... Atlanta Football Host Committee (AFHC) for the 2018 College Football ... 8, 2018, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia ... the AFHC "I,m In" campaign, participating in many activities leading ... ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... N.J. , Sept. 12, 2017  Consumer reviews on the ... Hearing as the number one company for hearing aids, ranking ... and fifteen other brands. ... Embrace Hearing Named #1 by Consumers For Hearing Aids ... Embrace Hearing is an online store that provides high ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: