01.13.09 | Rep. Scott Supports the State Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act as a Good First Step to Provide Comprehensive Health Care for America's Uninsured ChildrenWASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA-03) voted in favor of H.R. 2, a bill that reauthorizes the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP):
“Today the US House made a positive step in the goal of covering all of our nations’ children with health insurance. This re-authorization secures the coverage of 7 million children already covered by SCHIP, and provides the resources needed to cover 4 million more children who are currently eligible for SCHIP but for whatever reason do not have coverage. This is a good first step, but obviously more is needed.
“Aside from covering all of the uninsured children in