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:6/22/2017)... ... June 22, 2017 , ... Plastic Surgery Associates is ... Top Doctor for 2017. Each year, research and information firm, Castle Connolly, releases their ... title in 2015, this marks the 3rd time that Dr. Canales has ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... ... June 22, 2017 , ... ... grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to launch a Rheumatic Heart Disease ... the prevention and diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in high-risk, financially disadvantaged ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... ... June 22, 2017 , ... Vighter, a premier ... received certification for ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012. The company’s work in countries throughout Southwest Asia, ... of law has been degraded. The PSC.1 standard was created to protect fundamental ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... Tennessee (PRWEB) , ... June 20, 2017 , ... ... care services, announced today that Claritas Capital, a Nashville-based private equity firm, has ... accelerate our expansion plans for some time, and Claritas Capital offers the smart ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... After months of negotiations, FaceCradle USA is proud to announce the debut of ... , “Introducing our product on QVC is something we all worked hard to achieve for ... more than 90 million homes in the United States,” said FaceCradle USA President Dylan Doherty. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/10/2017)... BESSEMER, Ala. , June 9, 2017  Shane K. Burchfield, ... Member recognized for excellence as a Podiatrist in Alabama ... of Podiatry at Family First Foot Care. He brings over 20 ... sports medicine, pain management and healthcare, to his role. ... Family First Foot Care, PC is pleased to welcome ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... , June 8, 2017  StatLab ... leading developer and manufacturer of diagnostic supplies ... today that Cressey & Company LP ("Cressey ... has completed a growth-focused investment in the ... majority ownership position from selling shareholder, Prairie ...
(Date:6/5/2017)... , June 5, 2017 Kohll,s Pharmacy ... the United States . The Raizer is ... a fallen person up to an almost-standing position ... and operated by one assistant and does not ... is simple enough that a child can operate it, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: