Raising Women’s Voices

Increase Medicaid Funds & Reauthorize SCHIP

Posted in Uncategorized by raisingwomensvoices on December 10, 2008

While urging the Obama administration and the new Congress to immediately begin action to achieve comprehensive health reform, there are two key steps that can get the process rolling early in 2009. First, as part of an economic stimulus package, Congress and the White House can increase the amount of federal matching funds that go to states for use in the Medicaid program. Second, Congress can again pass a State Children’s Health Insurance reauthorization bill, with the expectation that President Obama will finally sign what President George W. Bush has vetoed twice.
 
Get started by telling the Obama transition team, www.change.gov , and the incoming Congress, https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml, to take these first two steps toward health reform in 2009!

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