Children's Health Insurance A 'Must Pass' Bill
As Congress begins debate over the reauthorization of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), governors are calling on Congressional leaders to ensure that legislation allowing states to continue to make progress in covering children is enacted into law as soon as possible.
A letter signed by 22 Democratic governors and additional statements from bipartisan groups of governors all call on Congressional leaders to enact legislation allowing states to continue to make progress in covering children as soon as possible. The nation's governors have indicated that a successful SCHIP reauthorization is the top health priority for states this year.
In the letter last month to Congressional leaders, Democratic governors offered Congress five principles that must be included in any SCHIP reauthorization: