New Jersey Challenges Feds on Flawed Children's Health Insurance Policy

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New Jersey Children's Health Insurance

Governor Jon S. Corzine today sent a letter to President Bush vowing to continue to enroll New Jersey children in the popular State Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), FamilyCare, despite recent federal efforts to limit such enrollments. Corzine also said in his letter that he was prepared, if necessary, to pursue legal action to further the goal of protecting our most vulnerable children.

The text of the letter is below:

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The Honorable George W. Bush
President
White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President,

I write to express my grave concern regarding the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) August 17, 2007 letter, which would have the effect of denying health care coverage to as many as 10,000 children in New Jersey.

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