January 22, 2008 – A slowing economy highlights the importance of overriding the President’s veto of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
The House is scheduled to vote on a veto override Wednesday, looking to increase SCHIP funding by $35 billion over the next five years. The expansion would provide an additional 4 million children with health insurance.
With fears of a recession growing, a report from Democratic lawmakers on the Joint Economic Committee said that when employment growth slows, demand for SCHIP grows.
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