Navigation Links
'Great disappointment' in veto of SCHIP legislation expressed by American College of Physicians
Date:10/7/2007

(Washington) Internal medicine physicians and medical students today expressed their great disappointment in President Bushs veto of the bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The sentiment was expressed in a letter sent to the White House today by David C. Dale, MD, FACP, president of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

On behalf of the 124,000 internal medicine physicians and medical student members of ACP, Dr. Dale said, We respectfully request that you reconsider your opposition to this bipartisan bill to provide coverage to families from lower income families.

This carefully-crafted House-Senate compromise is targeted at continuing to protect the nations poorest of children whose parents are unable to afford health insurance on their own, Dr. Dale explained. If SCHIP is not reauthorized, millions of children will be denied basic health care needs to give a child a healthy and successful start in life.

We disagree with your view of this legislation as an expansion of government-run insurance, Dr. Dale noted. Rather, SCHIP is a public-private partnership where nearly 70 percent of children already receive coverage through private insurers and this legislation will expand private insurance even further.

The letter went on to say that ACP strongly supports the provisions to increase federal taxes on tobacco products as a principal means of funding the program. The physicians group believes that raising tobacco taxes to provide coverage for the 6.6 million children currently enrolled in SCHIP and cover an additional 4 million children not only makes for good budget policy but good health care policy. The belief is based on findings that higher taxes on tobacco have proven to reduce the number of children and adolescents who start smoking and they reduce long-term costs associated with smoking-related illnesses.

Dr. Dale ended the ACP letter to Pre
'/>"/>

Contact: David Kinsman
dkinsman@acponline.org
202-261-4554
American College of Physicians
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Smoking a greater risk than HIV? Yes say health experts!!!!
2. Motorcycles Cause Greater Pollution
3. Greater volume hospitals better for stroke
4. Air pollution combined with greater medical needs
5. Cholesterol-lowering drug Found To greatly Reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack
6. Cancer Patients At A Greater Risk Of Developing Blood Clots
7. Babies Born By C- section At A Greater Risk for Allergies
8. Creating A Greater Awareness Among Smokers
9. Women At A Greater Risk For Heart Failure
10. WHO Calls For Greater Emphasis On Combating AIDS
11. Vitamin D in Pregnancy Linked To Greater Bone Densities in Children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/19/2014)... Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey ... again teaming up during The Barclays at The Ridgewood ... Challenge, and Horizon BCBSNJ will be getting spectators into the ... their own. , Horizon BCBSNJ, the official health care sponsor ... donation to the New Jersey Golf Foundation, an organization that ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 ... were named the winner of the 2014 Independent ... took home the first place position in “Product ... marketplace specially-formatted eyeliner, which also includes a lash ... black color, plus lash-boosting technology. , ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... August 19, 2014 Following the completion of ... Hyatt Tampa Bay is proud to debut the highly ... project included a full revamp of all public spaces to ... rooms and suites, an all-new dining experience at 1823 Kitchen ... lobby. , With the introduction of 1823 Kitchen and Bar, ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Philadelphia, PA, August 19, 2014 Warfarin, the ... competition from new options in the anticoagulant drug ... study documents the rapid adoption of these novel ... NOACs accounted for 62% of all new anticoagulant ... drug costs. Findings are published in The ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Title Boxing Club Cool Springs is now open. ... away prizes – including an entire year's membership. Sweepstakes ... and click on the “Hit It Hard” Sweepstakes. Once ... enters, you will receive an additional chance to win. ... take advantage of the “Pre-Opening Special” which Includes a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Pairs up with PGA TOUR Pro Morgan Hoffmann for Walking Challenge During The Barclays for Charity and to Promote Good Health 2Health News:Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Pairs up with PGA TOUR Pro Morgan Hoffmann for Walking Challenge During The Barclays for Charity and to Promote Good Health 3Health News:Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Pairs up with PGA TOUR Pro Morgan Hoffmann for Walking Challenge During The Barclays for Charity and to Promote Good Health 4Health News:GrandeLINER™ Wins Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers & Distributors Award 2Health News:GrandeLINER™ Wins Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers & Distributors Award 3Health News:Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Hotel Unveils the Finishing Touches of Its $20 Million Makeover 2Health News:Novel oral anticoagulant prescriptions soar, but at a high cost 2Health News:Novel oral anticoagulant prescriptions soar, but at a high cost 3Health News:Title Boxing Club Cool Springs is Officially Open 2
... June 17 NeoMend, Inc. today announced,that its ... from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,s (FDA) ... panel,s recommendation will be considered by the FDA ... (PMA) for ProGEL. The,panel,s recommendation for FDA approval ...
... BOSTON--Patients diagnosed with colon cancer who had abundant vitamin D ... follow-up period than those who were deficient in the vitamin, ... Institute. , The findings of the study -- the first ... patients -- merit further research, but it is too early ...
... Access to Personal ... Enrolls Nearly 1,000 Police Officers in MedeFile System During National ... ... Board: MDFI), a company specializing in,portable electronic medical records management solutions, today announced,that ...
... -- Research findings and innovative approaches offer the promise ... adults living with type 1 diabetes, according to researchers ... Forum in Washington D.C. , Type 1 diabetes is ... insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. It renders ...
... June 18 A CI head once noted that,"Competitive ... but the only,time you realize you need it is ... marketing space, most companies need competitive,intelligence to effectively deal ... insights are lacking that people begin to realize how,critical ...
... 18 Sunrise Senior Living,Inc. (NYSE: SRZ ), ... will present at the 2008 Jefferies 2nd Annual,Healthcare Conference ... 1:30 p.m.,Eastern Time. Sunrise will Web cast the presentation ... http://www.sunriseseniorliving.com ). A replay of the Web cast will ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:NeoMend Receives FDA Panel's Recommendation for Approval of ProGEL(TM) Surgical Sealant 2Health News:Study links vitamin D to colon cancer survival 2Health News:MedeFile International Teams with Newark Fraternal Order of Police 2Health News:MedeFile International Teams with Newark Fraternal Order of Police 3Health News:MedeFile International Teams with Newark Fraternal Order of Police 4Health News:Science, hope for adults with type 1 diabetes focus of JDRF's Annual Global Diabetes Research Forum 2Health News:Science, hope for adults with type 1 diabetes focus of JDRF's Annual Global Diabetes Research Forum 3Health News:Build and Maintain an Effective Competitive Intelligence Group 2
(Date:8/19/2014)... Aug. 19, 2014 Minimally Invasive Devices Inc. ... device company, announced today that Mitsubishi Corporation has formally ... visualization system in Japan . MID ... Japan in the second half ... exclusive distributor for Karl Storz GMBH & Co. (endoscopic ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... , Aug. 19, 2014  Tokyo-based Atonarp ... A funding round led by Walden Riverwood Ventures ... the development of Atonarp,s Smart Spectrometer technology platform, ... The company has targeted the oil & gas ... "We are excited to partner with Atonarp ...
(Date:8/19/2014)...  Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that the U.S. ... the New Drug Application (NDA) for the fixed-dose ... the Respimat ® inhaler for the proposed ... obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ... olodaterol FDC will not be indicated to treat ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Minimally Invasive Devices and Mitsubishi Medical Japan Forge Exclusive Distribution Agreement 2Atonarp Inc. Raises $8M Series A Round Led by Walden Riverwood Ventures 2Boehringer Ingelheim Announces U.S. Filing for the Fixed-Dose Combination Tiotropium Plus Olodaterol for Patients with COPD 2Boehringer Ingelheim Announces U.S. Filing for the Fixed-Dose Combination Tiotropium Plus Olodaterol for Patients with COPD 3Boehringer Ingelheim Announces U.S. Filing for the Fixed-Dose Combination Tiotropium Plus Olodaterol for Patients with COPD 4Boehringer Ingelheim Announces U.S. Filing for the Fixed-Dose Combination Tiotropium Plus Olodaterol for Patients with COPD 5Boehringer Ingelheim Announces U.S. Filing for the Fixed-Dose Combination Tiotropium Plus Olodaterol for Patients with COPD 6Boehringer Ingelheim Announces U.S. Filing for the Fixed-Dose Combination Tiotropium Plus Olodaterol for Patients with COPD 7Boehringer Ingelheim Announces U.S. Filing for the Fixed-Dose Combination Tiotropium Plus Olodaterol for Patients with COPD 8
... Based on decades of experience, the SSD-1000 ... ultrasound system. It uses our advanced technologies ... experience. Using the same technology as our ... imaging capabilities in a compact and mobile ...
... Using pulsed radiofrequncy current, ... system quickly heats and ablates ... it in minimal time., RF ... in open surgery, percutaneously, or ...
... a biologically based adhesive supplied as ... consisting of a liquid substrate and ... internal bleeding. When combined ... to a prepared wound and tenaciously ...
... (Human) achieves a secure clot, targeted to ... for hemostasis is needed, when control of ... ligature, and cautery, is ineffective or impractical., ... formulation of human Biologically Active Component (BAC) ...
Medicine Products: