Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Sen. Clinton Calls on Congress to expand Children's Health Care Program:

Created in 1997, the State Children's Health Care Insurance Program provides 6.6 million people with insurance. The program will expire in September if Congress fails to reauthorize it.,0,1749864.story

The White House has come out in favor of a proposal which would lower the eligiblity for the program to families that are 200% below the Federal Poverty level.

Sen. Hillary Clinton has sponsored a bill which would do just the opposite. Her plan would expand the program with the aim of being able to provide access to affordable health care for all children.

-Gregory R. Gaede

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