Monday, June 25, 2007

State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

Each year in Michigan:

  • Nearly 30,000 babies are born to mothers who received less than adequate prenatal care, one in every five births.
  • 5,000 toddlers (ages 1-2) are found with high enough lead levels in their systems to compromise their development.
  • Poor children in Michigan are more likely to lack consistent health insurance and access to a regular care giver, and suffer from compromised health than higher income children.

To: Members of the United States Senate
From: Mary G. Wilson, President, League of Women Voters of the United States

The League of Women Voters urges you to support reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) when it comes to the Senate floor for a vote. In the ten years since Congress first passed SCHIP, the program has provided access to health care coverage to six million low-income children. However, there are still nine million children who remain uninsured. Continue reading ....

2 Comments:

Blogger Kathy said...

This should be a no-brainer. Money for children's health is more important that tax cuts for Bush's base.

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Bonnie said...

Well written article.

8:41 AM  

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