Somehow it seemed appropriate to add this post to what is below regarding the hymn heard in church on Sunday.
Please consider the facts.
Contrary to the rhetoric of some SCHIP opponents, the Children’s Health Insurance Program was specifically designed for children in families of middle class and moderate incomes. These families are not eligible for Medicaid, which was designed for children in very low-income families.
CHIP is a public-private partnership. A portion of the money for the program is put in by state governments. (Texas uses a portion of the Tobacco Settlement money for this purpose.) The state’s portion is matched by the federal appropriation, and parents pay a sliding scale premium for CHIP insurance for their children.
Texas consistently leads the nation in the number and rate of uninsured children within our borders.
ACTION: Please contact you Senators and Members of the House of Representatives to tell them that you support CHIP. A vote may come as early as today on the veto override.
Study: Medical care for children often falls short
Doctors score low on preventive steps, tests for seriously ill infantsThursday, October 11, 2007
"They got an F," said Dr. Joseph Hagan, a Burlington, VT pediatrician. Dr. Hagan co-edited the American Academy of Pediatrics' latest update to its children's health guidelines, due out later this month.
"It's sad, but I think it reflects some unpleasant realities about our current health care system or, I might say, non-system," Dr. Hagan said.