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Congressional Health Reform Bill Falls Short on Comprehensive and Affordable Coverage for Low-Income Children
Date:11/11/2009

owest, given twice, was a C-minus; these grades addressed the issue of access to care for children; due to the lack of affordability that raises the risk of people forgoing coverage. In addition there is concern about a major government safety net, CHIP. The bill in its current form does not provide sufficient safeguards ensuring that coverage for children currently on CHIP will be as good or better under the new proposal.

The Report Card was graded by asking six questions of the bill:

1. Does the proposal require that all children have coverage?

CHF Grade: A-

2. Does the proposal provide comprehensive coverage for children?

CHF Grade: B-

3. Does the proposal provide affordable coverage for children?

CHF Grade: C-

4. Will all children currently enrolled in or eligible for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid have the same or better coverage?

CHF Grade: C-

5. Does the proposal expand and strengthen the pediatric workforce?

CHF Grade: B-

6. Does the proposal sufficiently reimburse providers for the care of children?

CHF Grade: B

Comprehensive care received a B-minus grade due to a lack of mandate for early and periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment, the standard of care for children for which CHF advocates. The bill takes positive steps to expand and strengthen the pediatric work force through new grant programs for physicians as well as medical students, for which there exists a dearth of care providers in both rural and urban areas around the country. More needs to be done in this area and therefore a B-minus was given.

Lastly, the bill proposes to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for primary c
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