Monday, October 15, 2007

Federal Policy: Monday Quick Takes

This week is shaping up to be a busy week on the Hill.

SCHIP-State Children’s Health Insurance Program
October 18, Thursday, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on overriding President Bush’s veto of legislation to reauthorize and expand SCHIP. This important legislation does provide health insurance for over 1,300 children in North Carolina with special needs. This legislation also includes a six-month moratorium on proposed regulations to limit habilitation services under Medicaid’s rehabilitative services option. We will be issuing a action alert for people to call targeted Representatives on Wednesday.

ADA Restoration Act
The ADA Restoration Act (H.R. 3195) is continuing to build bipartisan support in the House. At last count there were 226 co-sponsors. There is a push underway to try and find Republican co-sponsors for the Senate version of this bill. We will be issuing an action alert soon.

U.S. Congress
When will Congress end session? It looks like session will be heading well into December.

(Special thanks to DPC)

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