URGENT- Calls Needed Today to Support SCHIP bill!
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the State Children's Health Insurance Program bill this afternoon – Tuesday, September 25!
This vote will be on a House-Senate agreement to reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). By providing $35 billion over 5 years, it will continue coverage for the approximately 6 million children in the program (which include eligible children with disabilities) and add an additional 4 million children.
The agreement also includes a 6 month moratorium on proposed Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regulations on Medicaid’s rehabilitation option and school based services for Medicaid eligible children with disabilities. A moratorium was a high priority of the disability community.
President Bush has threatened to veto the SCHIP bill. A strong vote in the House will show that the President's veto can be overridden.
Please call your Representative now! The vote on the SCHIP agreement is only hours away.
Call toll-free: 1-800-828-0498. You will be connected to the Capitol Switchboard - ask for your Representative's office (for help getting your Representative's name: enter your zip code at http://www.house.gov/ (you'll find the spot at the top left).
Tell your Representative:
"Please vote for the State Children's Health Insurance Program bill! I'm a constituent who thinks covering 4 million more uninsured children is a very important vote! "