Friday, January 30, 2009

Children's Health Care Bill Approved

From the New York Times:

"The Senate passed a bill on Thursday to provide health insurance to more than four million uninsured children.

Democrats said the bill illustrated their priorities: “women and children first,” in the words of the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi. On Thursday, Mr. Obama signed a bill that makes it easier for women to challenge pay discrimination in the workplace.

One of the most significant sections of the child health bill would allow states to use federal money to cover children and pregnant women who are legal immigrants. Under existing law, legal immigrants are generally barred from Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program for five years after they enter the United States.

The Congressional Budget Office said the bill would enable states to cover more than four million uninsured children by 2013, while continuing coverage for seven million youngsters."

Yes We did!


Anonymous said...

Great News!! Thanks for posting this Sis! Happy Friday :-)

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

what about the remaining 11 million uninsured children?
nice blog sister chk me out when u can