Navigation Links
Doctors of Optometry Cheer Obama's Call to Action on Children's Vision
Date:2/6/2009

President Highlights Healthy Vision and Classroom Learning Link as SCHIP Legislation Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Optometric Association (AOA), the voice for more than 36,000 frontline providers of eye and vision care in communities nationwide, today commended President Barack Obama for singling out the importance of eye and vision care when he signed an historic expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

"No child should be falling behind at school because he can't hear the teacher or see the blackboard. I refuse to accept that millions of our children fail to reach their full potential because we fail to meet their basic needs," said President Obama as he signed the bill into law during a White House ceremony on Wednesday.

The four-year reauthorization of SCHIP, approved by Congress on Jan. 29, will expand eligibility and funding to cover approximately 11 million children nationwide. Currently, SCHIP provides health coverage - including eye and vision care benefits set by the states - to about 7 million children of disadvantaged and low-income families. The reauthorization provides an additional $32.8 billion for children's health care over the next four and a half years.

"Optometry commends President Obama for recognizing from the start of his term the essential link between healthy vision and learning," said Peter H. Kehoe, O.D., president of the American Optometric Association. "The AOA has worked to make children's vision a top health care priority in Washington, DC. The President's statement on Wednesday, the significant expansion of SCHIP and the recent reintroduction in Congress of the AOA-backed Vision Care for Kids Act demonstrates that progress has been made but there's still more work to be done."

SCHIP was created in 1997 as a joint federal-state program to provide health insurance to children who
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Optometric Association
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Consumer Advocates Call on Legislature to Support Governors Ban on Pharmaceutical Gifts to Doctors
2. Study shows that primary care doctors miss opportunities to recommend colon cancer screening
3. Columbia Doctors, the Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Select MxSecure, Inc., as Their Medical Transcription Vendor of Choice
4. AOA Doctors of Optometry Partner With FDA and Other Industry Leaders to Develop New Measures to Better Protect Contact Lens Wearers
5. New Web Site Connects Patients with Experienced Doctors
6. Eye Doctors Offer Advice for Viewers on Super Bowl 3D Ads
7. Doctors of Indian origin unite to tackle global health problems - the creation of The first ever Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO)
8. The Doctors Company Provides Tips for Physicians to Minimize Risk While Practicing Medicine by Phone or E-mail
9. Iran Uses AIDS Doctors' Imprisonment as First Test of Obama Administration
10. PatientFYI is Revolutionizing the Way Patients Find the Best Doctors to Serve Their Needs
11. Opponents Use SCHIP Childrens Health Care Bill to Attack Physician-Owned Hospitals: Doctors Call on Congressional Leadership to Remove Lobbyist Inspired Attack Reports PHA
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/23/2014)... April 24, 2014 Pregnant immigrants from Sub-Saharan ... increased monitoring during pregnancy, according to new research ... today in the British Journal of Obstetrics ... and eclampsia rates among immigrants and native-born women ... (Ontario), Denmark, Sweden, Spain (Catalonia and Valencia) and ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has ... Radiation Therapy for Endometrial Cancer: An ASTRO Evidence-Based ... therapy in the treatment of endometrial cancer. The ... 2014 issue of Practical Radiation Oncology ... The full-length guideline is available as an open-access ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... the gastro-intestinal tract has long been considered to be ... Sahlgrenska Academy have used refined microscopic techniques that indicate ... of the gastro-intestinal tract is only as large as ... The digestive tract, which passes from the mouth through ... length of about 5 meters in a normal adult, ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... of probiotics, antioxidants and other nutritional compounds, more and ... is getting in on the action. But legitimate skepticism ... industry is responding with clinical research to shore up ... Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news ... Bomgardner, a senior editor at C&EN, writes that about ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... Parents and physicians concerned about an increase in adolescents, ... breathe a sigh of relief. According to a new ... worth of data from states with and without medical ... increased use among adolescents. The study is published online ... Adolescent Health . , "Any time a state ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Pregnancy complications may be more common in immigrants from certain regions 2Health News:ASTRO issues guideline on the role of postoperative radiation therapy for endometrial cancer 2Health News:ASTRO issues guideline on the role of postoperative radiation therapy for endometrial cancer 3Health News:The surface area of the digestive tract 'only' as large as a studio apartment 2Health News:RI Hospital physician: Legalizing medical marijuana doesn't increase use among adolescents 2
... nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate (N-BP) cancer drugs, used to relieve bone ... has been almost entirely unknown. Researchers writing in BioMed ... used ,barcoded, yeast mutants to identify new biological processes ... opportunities for the development of new anticancer drugs. ...
... LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 In commemoration of the first ... Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles will host three 2-hour volunteer orientations ... volunteers will receive a tour of the chapter,s new state of the ... Cross, response to the recent California wildfires. , , ...
... WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a strong ... conclusion of President Obama,s address tonight to Congress and the nation: ... The time to act is now. We have been talking and ... of this 111th Congress. The American people have already voted: In ...
... , INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 9 WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: ... Medicare Advantage and 2010 Medicare Part D health benefit plans effective Oct. ... Medicare Part D health benefit plans on Nov. 15, 2009 for the ... Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that WellPoint has corrected deficiencies ...
... , DENVER, Sept. 9 DaVita Inc. (NYSE: ... for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), supports dialysis patients, ... standards and social circumstances. , , (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020729/DAVITALOGO ... your everyday student at Hollywood High School in Los Angeles, CA ...
... infection known as Trichomonas vaginalis is associated ... study published online September 9 in the Journal ... Stark, ScD, of the department of epidemiology at the ... conducted a case-control study nested within the Physicians, Health ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Red Cross Participates in September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance 2Health News:Statement on WellPoint's Re-Entry into Medicare Market 2Health News:DaVita's Patient-Centric Modalities Offer Students with Kidney Disease More Choices 2Health News:JNCI news brief: STD confirmed to be associated with increased risk of prostate cancer 2
(Date:1/15/2014)...  Celsion Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: CLSN ) ... investors to purchase an aggregate of approximately $15 million ... direct offering, led by a dedicated health care fund. ... with these investors pursuant to which the Company agreed ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... WORTH, Texas , Jan. 15, 2014  Humberto C. ... Dermatology Achievement Award" from the Journal of Drugs ... Aesthetic & Clinical Conference (ODAC). The event is January 17-20, ... Florida . The ODAC ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... GARDENS, Fla. , Jan. 15, 2014  In an unprecedented effort ... and TB in ambulances and other transport vehicles, an advanced and ... by rescue personnel for the first time. In ... contact with these deadly pathogens, West Palm Beach ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 2Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 4Superbugs No Longer Ride In Rescue Vehicles 2
... Sept. 26, 2011 Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: ... xMAP Europe 2011, its annual European multiplexing technology symposium, ... The event will feature scientific sessions, workshops, discussion groups, ... around the world who are performing groundbreaking work in ...
... Sept. 26, 2011 Safely storing prescription medications ... other prescription holders. Now, an innovative new device ... dangerous medications—in a small, convenient and more portable ... Developed by CAP-N-LOCK, LLC., The ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Luminex Corporation Hosts Ninth Annual Planet xMAP Europe in Vienna 2Luminex Corporation Hosts Ninth Annual Planet xMAP Europe in Vienna 3Luminex Corporation Hosts Ninth Annual Planet xMAP Europe in Vienna 4New Combination Locking Cap Designed to Protect Children and Teens From Prescription Medications 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: