Ensuring Children Keep Health Coverage

This week Congressmen Barrow and Boswell took the lead in helping states maintain healthcare coverage for low-income children during a projected funding shortfall in the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) in fiscal year 2007.

I co-sponsored the "Keep Kids Covered Act" because it provides the funding needed by states to fill the expected shortfalls in FY 2007 and ensure their SCHIP programs remain in operation without disrupting coverage for children.

President Bush has created more uninsured Americans than jobs during the six years of his Administration. The Barrow-Boswell legislation is critical to ensuring more Americans, particularly vulnerable children, do not lose the good healthcare coverage they have today.