Update on State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization
Both the U.S. House and Senate passed their respective SCHIP Reauthorization packages this week. In the House, H.R. 3162, the Children’s Health and Medicare Protection Act (CHAMP) passed by a margin of 225-204. In the Senate, the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, S. 1893, passed 68-31 with 18 Republicans joining the Democrats. Numerous amendments, both expanding and restricting coverage under the bills, were offered and defeated.
Colorado’s Congressional delegation split along party lines with all Democrats voting in favor of SCHIP reauthorization packages and all Republicans voting against.
Released Aug. 3, 2007