Thursday, October 25, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: SCHIP Update - CMS Language Is Included

A compromise SCHIP bill will head back to the House floor today. According to reports this legislation will include the following:
-Language to cap the program at 300% of the federal poverty level
-provide more incentives to states for covering low-income children
-require states to phase out childless adults within a year
-require states to develop plans and then implement best practices to minimize movement from private coverage to SCHIP
-tighten requirements for documentation to verify U.S. citizenship.

CMS moratorium langauge is included in this compromise legislation.

We will update this blog when we have more information. We will also be closely following the vote today.

Read the bill: H.R. 3963

(Special thanks to Faithful Reform in Health Care for their action alert)

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