Navigation Links
Nation's Children are the Only Losers in Failure to Override CHIP Veto
Date:10/18/2007

Statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E)

Executive Director, American Public Health Association

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement by Georges C. Benjamin, executive director, was released today by the American Public Health Association.

"The American Public Health Association (APHA) is dismayed by today's failure of the House of Representatives to uphold the intent of the overwhelming majority of the House and override the president's veto of the bill to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

"Supported by a majority of the members of Congress and the product of intense negotiations by all parties involved, the bipartisan CHIP legislation would provide 10 million low-income children from working class families with access to health insurance coverage. The bill would also provide improved benefits to enrolled children, including quality dental coverage, parity in mental health coverage and medically necessary benefits for low-income children.

"Through their refusal to vote to override the president's veto of this critical public health legislation, members of the House who voted with the president squandered an opportunity to demonstrate to their constituents and the American public that they truly care about the health of our nation's children. Instead, they chose to ignore the will of a majority of Americans.

"And although today's vote will likely be framed as a political victory for one party and a loss for another, the real losers in this debate are America's uninsured children.

"APHA, supported by its thousands of members and professional allies, will continue to work to ensure that all of our nation's children have access to quality health care. We thank the members of Congress who worked tirelessly on this legislation and voted to override the veto, and we urge them to continue to fight on behalf of America's children."

Founded in 1872, the APHA is the oldest, largest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world. The association aims to protect all Americans and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. APHA represents a broad array of health providers, educators, environmentalists, policy-makers and health officials at all levels working both within and outside governmental organizations and educational institutions. More information is available at http://www.apha.org.

CONTACT: Bithiah Lafontant

(202) 777-2509

bithiah.lafontant@apha.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Public Health Association
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Roche offers HIV drug expertise to poor nations
2. Drug Combinations May Boost Stroke Risk
3. The Link Between Childhood Vaccinations And Diabetes Questioned
4. Research finds new explanations for dyslexia
5. Myth Of Childhood Vaccinations Linked To Increased Hospitalization Busted
6. Breast Cancer Examinations To Be Reviewed In Irish Hospitals
7. Asian Nations Told To Ready Themselves For Pandemic
8. Asian Nations To Take Joint Efforts Against H5N1
9. Media Plays Crucial Role In Flu Vaccinations
10. Drug Combinations Could Be Dangerous
11. Pediatricians Resignations Cause Concern at Sale
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/19/2017)... PETALUMA, CA (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 ... ... new Tranquility acoustic and privacy panel system. , The Tranquility privacy panel ... to a collaborative office environment. Tranquility panels help reduce noise and provide the ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... Allegheny Health Network (AHN) officials ... seek access to the Network’s programs and services in the greater Pittsburgh region. Starting ... appointments will be offered one for that same afternoon. , AHN ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... Savannah, GA (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 ... ... that offers asset protection and financial planning services to communities throughout eastern Georgia, ... the fight against heart disease. , Heart disease kills more Americans every year ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... Lawrenceville, NJ (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 ... ... a locally owned insurance agency which serves Lawrenceville, New Jersey and the surrounding ... HLC. , Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... Pate, has for the fifth consecutive year donated money to the Triumph Over Kid ... James A. Ragan was one of those children. James saw firsthand the effect of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... January 19, 2017 According to a study ... is set to witness a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast ... will continue to be the leading market for cryotherapy globally ... ... emphasizing on ensuring affordable and adequate supply of gas in order ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... -- James Gilbart , ... 2):3-8; http://www.touchoncology.com/articles/optimising-clinical-outcomes-gastrointestinal-cancers-through-inhibiting-angiogenesis-and ...      ... in a supplement to European Oncology & Haematology ... by James Gilbart and Axel ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 2017 Shire plc (LSE: SHP, ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acknowledged receipt of ... (NDA) for SHP465, a long-acting, triple-bead, mixed amphetamine salts ... treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The FDA is expected ... 2017, the designated Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: