House passes children’s health bill
On Thursday the House passed The Children’s Health and Medicare Protection Act of 2007 (CHAMP) by a vote of 225 to 2004. If passed into law, CHAMP would reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program that will expire on Sept. 30.
Trenton, N.J., Mayor Douglas Palmer, president of the Washington-based U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), praised the House vote, saying the USCM’s 2007 10-Point Plan prioritizes children’s healthcare. “The House took a very important step today towards ensuring that children in America’s cities and towns have access to quality medical care,” Palmer said in a statement. “Congress is on its way to laying a strong foundation for the healthy development of our nation’s children.”