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Childhood Malnutrition: an Unintended Effect of SCHIP Expansion?

By | 02.19.10 | 5:41 pm

When Congress passed a major expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program last year intended to enroll four million more children, it did so in a fiscally responsible way: it funded the expansion, over many Republican objections, with an increase in the federal tobacco tax. But More…

CHIP Remains in Jeopardy, Despite Rockefeller Plan

By | 12.18.09 | 7:26 pm

Appearing on the television earlier this week, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) boasted of the Senate’s efforts to keep alive the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program.

“That’s 14.1 million children who will continue to get health insurance which otherwise would be stopped,” Rockefeller told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday. More…

Harkin Non-Committal on Preservation of CHIP

By | 11.10.09 | 3:14 pm

Though it’s been little mentioned throughout the health reform debate, there’s a showdown brewing between House and Senate Democrats over the future of the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, previously know as SCHIP.

House lawmakers have proposed to do away with the program at the end of 2013, More…

Rockefeller: Proposal to Repeal CHIP Is ‘Harmful’ and ‘Intolerable’

By | 11.04.09 | 3:17 pm

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), who last month salvaged the Children’s Health Insurance Program in the Senate’s health reform bill, just issued a statement condemning the House legislation for proposing to terminate the program.

“As health reform moves forward, we need to make sure children can keep More…

CHIP on Chopping Block in House Health Reform Bill

By | 11.03.09 | 2:52 pm

Nine months ago, Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill were all celebration as they hailed the renewal of the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program. Last week, they called for CHIP’s demise.

The $894 billion, 1,990-page health reform bill unveiled by House Democrats last Thursday would repeal CHIP at More…

House Health Reform Bill Repeals Popular CHIP Program

By | 11.02.09 | 1:18 pm

Not even nine months after President Obama, with much fanfare, signed into law a five year, $33 billion reauthorization of the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, House Democrats have proposed to dismantle it.

Under the $894 billion health reform legislation that House leaders unveiled last week, CHIP would More…

Rockefeller Salvages the CHIP Program

By | 10.02.09 | 12:39 pm

A little after midnight, nearing the end of yesterday’s marathon health reform debate in the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) had the stage, and the audience fell strangely silent. Rockefeller talked about his experiences as a VISTA volunteer in Appalachia decades ago; he talked about the More…

The Next Big Congressional Fight

By | 05.29.09 | 11:20 am

With all eyes on the political battle brewing over Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court nomination, it’s easy to forget that the tougher congressional fight this summer will almost certainly revolve around health care reform.

Lending a glimpse at what’s looming, The Washington Post today gives a few leaked details More…

New Adventures in Spokes-hackery

By | 04.22.09 | 1:06 pm

I admire former Republican National Committee spokesman Alex Conant’s ability to push a meme, but this is sort of ridiculous.

With the 100-day anniversary just one week away, it’s notable that almost all of Obama’s accomplishments so far have been rhetorical, rather than policy-based.

Let’s see … there was More…

SCHIP Passes Senate; Grassley Wants More Input

By | 01.30.09 | 12:09 pm

Much is being said — some praise and some criticism — of the bipartisan outreach that’s marked the first weeks of the Obama administration. But you won’t convince Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) that’s it’s happening everywhere.

Grassley, the highest ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said this week that More…