Children's Health Care Plan to Get Increased Funding

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

House Democrats plan to give President-elect Barack Obama an early victory on health care with a vote next week on legislation to expand a children's health insurance program.
The legislation will look similar to bills the House and Senate twice approved in 2007. President Bush balked at the additional $35 billion in spending in the bills as well as the method of payment -- a tobacco tax. House Democrats could not muster enough support to overcome Bush's two vetoes.
Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, says a vote will occur Tuesday or Wednesday. The program provides health insurance for children in families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to afford coverage.

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 7, 2009 at 12:09 PM
    Where is the funding coming for these programs? They need to make more sin taxes especailly to politicians.
  • by ernie Location: lansing, mi. on Jan 7, 2009 at 10:27 AM
    Patching a worn out tire. What about the family? Best replace it with health care for all.
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