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Georgetown University Center for Children and Families Hails Health Reform As Big Win for Children and Families
Date:3/21/2010

A look at the health reform measure passed today through the eyes of a child brought to you by the health coverage experts at the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University.

(PRWEB) March 22, 2010 -- The Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University Released the Following Statement on Health Reform Passed by U.S. House of Representatives Today:

The House of Representatives has taken a historic step today in support of America’s families by passing health reform legislation today.

By creating reliable, affordable coverage options that won’t disappear when a parent becomes sick or loses a job, the legislation protects and strengthens the well-being and financial stability of our nation’s children and their families.

The key provisions for families and children include:

 
  • Makes coverage more affordable for middle class families by boosting their bargaining power through new health exchanges and providing tax credits to those who need extra help buying insurance.
  • Provides Medicaid coverage to low-income families, allowing children and parents to be covered together.
  • Continues the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) which has successfully worked in partnership with Medicaid to drive down the num
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