Navigation Links
Ohio Delegation Members Urge Colleagues to Vote for Override of SCHIP Veto
Date:10/16/2007

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With both the Senate and House expected to vote this week on over-riding the presidential veto of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) legislation, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Representatives Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Tim Ryan and Betty Sutton came together on a news conference call to urge their colleagues to vote in favor of children's health care.

The SCHIP legislation would provide $35 billion in additional funding for the program over the next five years. In its first year, Ohio would receive an additional $93 million to insure children, an increase of 43 percent. The additional funds would not only maintain coverage for the children already enrolled in the program, but would reach millions more children nationwide who are eligible for the program but are not yet enrolled.

"The beauty of the Children's Heath Insurance Program is it works," Senator Brown said. "This helps millions of children to receive preventive care in the doctor's office instead of acute care in the emergency room. Before he vetoed the legislation, I wish the president met the children and parents I talked to in Ohio. Republicans and Democrats must unite around this goal, as we did in 1996 when the program was created, and override the veto."

"This week, we will have an opportunity to expand one of the most effective government programs implemented in the last decade, the State Children's Health Insurance Program, by overriding President Bush's veto," said Rep. Tubbs Jones. "We must expand this program if our society truly wishes to bridge the divide between the 'Haves' and the 'Have-Nots' and ensure that our children receive the much needed healthcare they deserve."

"It is morally unacceptable for the President to have vetoed legislation that would cover 10 million children with healthcare," said Rep. Ryan. "It is time that our colleagues who are on the fence to decide once and for all if it is more important to protect our children, or protect this President's failed policies."

Currently, 50 million Americans have no health insurance, including more than 9 million children. Being uninsured means going without needed care. It means minor illnesses become major ones because care is delayed. Tragically, it also means that one significant medical expense can wipe out a family's life savings. This legislation will preserve coverage for 6 million children currently covered by SCHIP and extend coverage to nearly 4 million uninsured children, according to the nonpartisan CBO.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Office of Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New Delhi Hosting An Asian Delegation On bird Flu From Today
2. Chinese Delegation Meets Health Minister Regarding Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Supply
3. IMA wants members not to do sex determination tests during pregnancy
4. Invest on gym memberships
5. Five Members Of A Family Killed
6. 12-year-old girl Accused for Murder of Three Family Members
7. Shortage Of Faculty Members At AIIMS
8. Maldives Volleyball Team Members Affected by Chickenpox
9. Family Members Most Often Source of Whooping Cough in Infants
10. G8 Members To Announce Plans To Increase HIV/AIDS Spending at Summit
11. Increase In The Number Of Doctors Reporting About Their Colleagues Abilities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ... , "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective by using the ... CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Austin, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for ... popular and highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has dedicated ... has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The procedure ... doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, ... the dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity ... who are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® ... American Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to ... and other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... Story Highlights: ... the health care industry is causing providers to review ... Deloitte offers a suite of solutions for health care ... cost optimization: labor resource analysis, revenue cycle optimization and ... outcomes and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Bay ... Rehabilitation Network,s Dean Center for Tick Borne ... Medicine and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of ... Innovation, today announced the five finalists of ... Lyme disease.  More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ... and sells medical devices and wearable sleep respiratory products ... cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd. ... 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new Internet medical technology ... will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform to reach ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: