Last week President Bush again vetoed SCHIP. This was his second veto of this legislation.
We received news today that SCHIP will receive a funding extension through March 2009. This funding extension will be set at the current 2007 rates so we will not see an increase in funding for the program. How this will affect the previous deficit reported on this blog and what this means to the implementation of NC Kid's Care, legislation that was passed during this last session to insure children not currently covered by SCHIP, has yet to be seen. We will keep you informed as we learn more.