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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.


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