Governors Schwarzenegger To Protect Children's Health Insurance Programs

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Children's Health Insurance Programs

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and New York Governor Eliot Spitzer sent the following letter to the President regarding new federal rules that would severely limit states' ability to provide health insurance to children:

The President


The White House

Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President,

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing new rules that will set Medicaid and state programs back forty years. These rules, which are being promulgated without proper review, impose eligibility standards that would both deny health care to vulnerable children and pregnant women and greatly restrict the flexibility of states to reach your administration