We Must Bridge the Divide Between the 'Haves' and 'Have-Nots' (Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones)

Once again we have an opportunity to expand one of the most effective government programs implemented in the last decade, the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Currently, 50 million Americans have no health insurance, including more than 9 million children. Being uninsured means going without needed care. It means minor illnesses become major ones because care is delayed.

Tragically, it also means that one significant medical expense can wipe out a family's life savings. We must expand this program if our society truly wishes to bridge the divide between the 'Haves' and the 'Have-Nots' and ensure that our children receive the much needed healthcare they deserve."

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