Navigation Links
Senate Finance Committee Delivers Children's Insurance
Date:1/15/2009

Hispanic Leaders Urge Senate to Pass Finance Committee Bill that Includes Legal Immigrant Children and Families

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We look forward to SCHIP legislation being one of the first to become law with the signature of our new President," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation's leading Hispanic health advocacy group. This afternoon, the Senate Finance Committee voted out of committee a bill reauthorizing the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The bill now moves to the full Senate for a vote.

"We applaud Finance Committee Chairman Baucus for leading the effort to deliver a bill to the full Senate that includes coverage for legal immigrant children and pregnant women," declared Dr. Delgado.

Yesterday, leading community-based organization from across the U.S. sent Senate leadership an urgent letter calling for passage of State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) legislation that includes four critical elements:

1. A full-five year reauthorization of the program in order to stabilize state budgets and encourage state expansions under their SCHIP programs;

2. An increase to no less than $1 from the current federal tobacco tax of 39 cents;

3. Coverage for legal immigrant children and pregnant women by incorporating provisions of the Legal Immigrant Children's Health Improvement Act; and,

4. Provisions from bipartisan legislation in the 110th Congress that support limited English proficient outreach for SCHIP enrollment of children, including a 75% federal match to state funds for such outreach.

"Today's action offers the Senate of the 111th Congress the opportunity to finish the unfinished business of the 110th Congress and deliver a children's health insurance bill that reflects our values as a nation," concluded Dr. Delgado.


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Applauds Senate Passage of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act
2. NQFs Corrigan Tells Senate Committee That Investing in Health IT Holds Great Promise If It is Focused on Wringing Out Efficiencies and Coordinating Patient Care
3. Senate and House Introduce Legislation to Repeal Therapy Caps
4. Dr. Jane L. Delgado Appointed By Senate Majority Leader to Board of National Urban Air Toxics Research Center
5. Linda Spears, CWLA Vice President of Policy Will Speak at Senate Briefing
6. Governor Rendell Calls on Senate to Return to Harrisburg, Work with House to Address Critical, Unresolved Health Care Issues
7. Seyfarth Shaw Partner Camille A. Olson, Senate Witness for ADA Amendments Act, Comments on President's Signing of Bill into Law
8. California Senate Rejects Proposed Effort to Weaken Fire Safety Standards
9. Dole, Burr Praised for Helping Lead Senate Effort to Stop $21.8 Million North Carolina Medicare Cuts
10. U.S. House Casts Historic Vote to Protect Kids from Tobacco, Save Lives; Senate Should Act This Year and President Should Sign Bill Into Law
11. YMCA Calls on Senate to Fund Community-Based Solutions to Address Childhood Obesity Crisis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... ... a fine examination of how God handles sin, including how to let go of ... who, for over ten long years has been waiting to release this powerful insight about ... has been serving the Lord for over twenty years, and he has been preaching and ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... “Knowledge is God’s Lighthouse”: a ... “Knowledge is God’s Lighthouse” is the creation of published author, Gene Gaapf, a retired ... collections. , “I have been writing since high school and have many different ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... an On-demand E-learning system for Clinical and Regulatory education for Physicians, Physician ... on Aerolib`s successful education methodology of Disease Specific Documentation Improvement. , The ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... Beach, Florida (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... J.D., LCSW, announced that the name of their drug rehab center in Delray Beach, ... time we recognize that not only stars such as Philip Seymour Hoffman and Chris ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... ... Cosmetic Town, an online plastic surgery community, begins 2017 with an update ... their readers to get the information they desire. The procedures are now listed according ... on those particular areas. , “We are excited to streamline our listings in a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... 19, 2017 Report Details ... Alzheimer,s Disease ... Companies – our new study reveals trends, R&D progress, ... events affecting the Alzheimer,s disease therapeutics and diagnostics market. ... key questions: - How is the Alzheimer,s disease therapeutics ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , Jan. 19, 2017 Many patients don,t ... their medication when a pharmacy just a few blocks ...  To alleviate this problem Medicationdiscountcard.com has created ... see exactly how much their medication will cost at ... Easy Medicationdiscountcard.com takes ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , January 19, 2017 Incretin Mimetics/GLP-1 ... and Others The global anti-obesity drugs market ... first half of the forecast period and CAGR of 38.7% in ... to grow at a CAGR of 32.8% from 2016 to 2027. ... in 2021, and $24,063 million in 2027. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: