Tuesday, February 3, 2009

California Medical Association Appluads Senate Passage of SCHIP

From: http://www.zampbioworld.org/bionews/index.php/2009/02/03/15957

The applauded the U.S. Senate’s passage of legislation funding for 11 million children who have no insurance.
The of the State Children’s (SCHIP), which funds the in California, is essential to ensure that youngsters get the they need, regardless of their families’ . Making sure that children remain healthy and see a doctor when necessary helps protect California’s public health, and .
The program currently serves 900,000 . As job losses mount and the ranks of the uninsured swell, more are turning to Healthy Families for assistance. The program is adding 30,000 new enrollees each month. The SCHIP legislation increases federal funding to help accommodate the rising demand.

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