Catholic Charities USA Urges SCHIP Expansion Cover All Eligible Children
“It is a tragedy that 9 million children are living without health insurance in this country when we know that SCHIP works and is making a real difference in the lives of children from low-income families. The Senate Finance Committee’s bill will help more than 3 million additional children gain access to health insurance.
“That’s a big step, but it’s not enough. We believe that Congress must commit the money to expand the program in order to cover all eligible children. Adequate health care is a basic human right. When our nation denies that right, we neglect the common good and weaken our society.
“The White House’s threat to veto this much-needed expansion of SCHIP would deny America’s children essential health care and is the wrong approach to resolve any dispute over this program.