The latest attempt to expand the SCHIP program seems to be sailing through Congress and Obama is likely to sign it into law when it reaches his desk.
If approved by the Senate this measure would increase taxes by an additional $53.8 billion over 5 years and further extend the federal government’s reach into the healthcare of American citizens.
As before, it contains big tax increases so Washington can take kids off private health insurance and put them on public subsidies. This expansion would make eligible for federally subsidized insurance about 2 million children who are currently covered by private health insurance. It would cover families making as much as three times the federal poverty level.
The bill also allows for immigrants, both legal and illegal, to access SCHIP funds, although illegal immigrants may only do so for 90 days. But the bill eliminates the need for an immigrant to show a photo ID or papers proving that he/she is legal.
I strongly encourage you to contact your Senators and Representatives, and let them know how you feel about this unfair expansion of health care and increased taxation. Please be firm, but reasoned if and when you write them – and feel free to utilize the following link:
This is a link to the bill:
Type in Bill Number HR2 into the search box