Navigation Links
'President's Veto of SCHIP Bill Rooted in Misinformation'
Date:10/3/2007

Statement by Lawrence A. McAndrews, CEO of N.A.C.H.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Lawrence A. McAndrews, CEO of N.A.C.H.:

"While the president claims he supports the State Children's Health Insurance Program he vetoed a bipartisan SCHIP bill championed by conservative Republican leaders which would have provided health insurance to nearly 4 million uninsured children," said Lawrence A. McAndrews, president and CEO of the National Association of Children's Hospitals, an organization of 140 children's hospitals in the U.S. "The president was misguided by his own administration's misrepresentation of the bill. In viewing this veto, American families deserve to know the facts.

"The administration claims the compromise bill would cover children in families of four with incomes up to $82,600. The truth is only two states, New York and New Jersey, would be allowed to offer coverage to families earning up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level. All other states would be capped at 300 percent of the federal poverty level.

"The administration says the bill would lead to government-run, socialized medicine. The fact is nearly 80 percent of all children covered by the program are enrolled in commercial managed care and fee-for-service plans.

"The administration says the bill would encourage families to move their children from private insurance to SCHIP. Yet the Congressional Budget Office says the 'crowd-out' factor is as low as it could possibly get and even the health insurance lobby supports the bill.

"The administration claims the bill would expand government spending for children's health care. However its price tag is only a quarter of the cost of the president's proposal four years ago to expand government financed health care for the elderly.

"This veto is a major disappointment to families with children enrolled in SCHIP and the millions of other families who could have been helped by the reauthorization bill," said McAndrews. "The veto sends a clear message that children's health coverage is not the president's priority."

The National Association of Children's Hospitals (N.A.C.H.) is the public policy affiliate of the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions. Representing more than 140 freestanding acute care children's hospitals, freestanding children's rehabilitation and specialty hospitals, and children's hospitals organized within larger medical centers, it addresses public policy issues affecting children's hospitals' missions of service to the children of their communities, including clinical care, education, research and advocacy.


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Association of Children's Hospitals
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Essential Tones of Music Rooted in Human Speech
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... February 20, 2017 , ... ... full range of emergency dental care at his office, Antoine Dental Center. Emergency ... experience dental emergencies, they are at risk for serious complications and often experience ...
(Date:2/19/2017)... ... February 19, 2017 , ... The Citadel’s new Swain Department ... being led by Amelia Joseph, Ph.D. Joseph was engaged by the college as a ... department in early 2016. After a nation-wide search, she was selected to head the ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... Devicemakers , Sponsored by Axendia, **FDAnews Free Webinar**, March 1, 2017 — ... looking to reduce their regulatory burden? Pay dividends in enhanced and predictable ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... ... February 18, 2017 , ... ProParagraph Fashion ... Film Studios ’ ProParagraph Fashion Volume 2 for all multi-line FCPX project needs. ... Users can pick and choose from hand-crafted trend-setting designs with smooth animations that ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... Wells Pharmacy ... electronic prescribing of controlled and non-controlled substances plus the ability to manage orders ... the United States now accept electronic prescriptions, according to the Office of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/20/2017)... New York , February 20, 2017 ... regularized absorption of calcium and phosphorous minerals in one,s ... of vitamin D ingredients in maintaining a healthy composition ... medicines containing vitamin D ingredients is growing in the ... advantage of consuming vitamin D ingredients for treatment of ...
(Date:2/19/2017)... 19, 2017  nThrive™, an independent Patient-to-Payment? solutions ... thought leadership at the 2017 HIMSS Conference. The ... award from KLAS. nThrive will host ... how market trends shape the holistic, integrated revenue ... comprehensive Patient Access solution. The panel will reveal ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. , Feb. 17, 2017 ... law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of ... device problems have prompted regulators to call for ... events in 1990. Safety concerns involving ... and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate how hospitals ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: