A California Senate committee voted Monday to reject a bill by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that would have covered millions of uninsured Californians, ending the hopes of advocates that it would provide a model for national health care reform.
While the U.S Congress struggles to revise a state health insurance bill covering low-income children, Oregon officials are planning their own solution, with a proposed increase in tobacco taxes to cover children's health care costs. The NewsHour reports on Oregon's…
The U.S. House passed a revised version of legislation aimed at expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program Thursday, but not by the two-thirds margin necessary to override a promised presidential veto.
The House failed Thursday to override President Bush's veto of a bill would have expanded the State Children's Health Insurance Program. The bill had some bipartisan support, but not the two-thirds majority needed to override the veto.
President Bush vetoed a bill Wednesday that aimed to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP, by $35 billion. Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., and Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., examine the president's decision and the next steps for the…
Congressional Democrats have increased their pressure on President Bush to not veto an expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program. On Thursday night, the Senate passed the plan by a wide enough margin to override a veto.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
President Bush on Thursday promised to veto a Democratic-backed bill that would expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program, accusing congressional Democrats of playing politics with the legislation.
The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that 47 million Americans had no health insurance in 2006, an increase of more than 2 million from the previous year. Health correspondent Susan Dentzer discusses the growing problem.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The White House issued new guidelines for a low-income children's health insurance program that would essentially check states' efforts to broaden coverage to those at higher income levels.
By PBS NewsHour
The Senate Thursday approved legislation to expand a federal children's health insurance program for low-income families by $35 billion over five years, following House passage of an even larger increase of $50 billion.
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