State Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act
VOTE: HR 2, Senate Vote 31; Passed 66-32 on 1/29/2009
Status: Became Public Law 111-3 on 2/4/2009
Vote Description: This bill continued the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for five years; extended coverage to four million more uninsured children; offered incentives to states to address barriers to enrollment; ended the five-year waiting period on covering legal immigrant children and pregnant women; and required states for the first time to provide dental benefits under CHIP.
CDF Action Council Position: YES.