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Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act of 2007
AFSCME 2007 House Scorecard description The House passed the Children’s Health and The House passed the Children’s Health and Medicare Protection Act of 2007 (H.R. 3162), which would authorize $86 billion over five years for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to maintain coverage for almost 7 million children, reach another 5.1 million who currently lack coverage and make significant improvements to Medicare, such as increasing access to low-income assistance programs and providing more equitable payments for private Medicare Advantage plans. ents for private Medicare Advantage plans.
AFSCME 2007 House Scorecard position Aye +
AFSCME 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.afscme.org/legislation-politics/19812.cfm +
American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard description The House passed a major expansion of the The House passed a major expansion of the State Children’s health Insurance Program (SCHIP), authorizing $86 billion over five years and increasing subsidies. The measure prohibited the Department of Health and Human Services from requiring that poor children be covered before other groups. The costs of the expansion were to be paid from increased tobacco taxes. ACU opposed this massive expansion of welfare programs. his massive expansion of welfare programs.
American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard position Nay +
American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.acuratings.org/ +
Bill of vote Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 +
Billnumber H3162 +
Chamber 111th United States Congress +
Congress number 110th +
Congressnumber 110 +
Family Research Council 2007-2008 House Scorecard description Sponsored by Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), the Sponsored by Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), the Children’s Health and Medicare Protection Act of 2007, or the CHAMP bill (H.R. 3162), reauthorizes and expands the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The CHAMP bill would undermine state health coverage for unborn children, allow states to cover family planning services for individuals not currently eligible for Medicaid services, mandate that states fund family planning services as part of their Medicaid benchmark programs and undermine the Title V state abstinence education program. itle V state abstinence education program.
Family Research Council 2007-2008 House Scorecard position Aye +
Family Research Council 2007-2008 House Scorecard source Http://www.frcaction.org/get.cfm?i=VR08I01 +
Modification date
Roll call number 787 +
Scorecard vote AFSCME 2007 House Scorecard + , American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard + , Family Research Council 2007-2008 House Scorecard + , U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 House Scorecard +
Session number 1 +
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 House Scorecard description On August 1, 2007, the House passed H.R. 3 On August 1, 2007, the House passed H.R. 3162, the Children’s Health and Medicare Protection Act of 2007, by a vote of 225-204. The Chamber strongly opposed this legislation because it would have raised the federal excise tax on tobacco and made signifi cant cuts to Medicare Advantage plans to fund this important public program. Prejudicing a narrow sector of the economy to fund a broad-based entitlement program hurts consumers, businesses, and regions in the United States whose economic well-being relies upon tobacco-based agricultural and industrial activities. Additionally, cutting Medicare Advantage plans acts as a double blow to the employer priorities of reducing health care costs through market competition and promoting superior health care for all Americans. Multiple iterations of this legislation were considered by the House and Senate, but the tobacco tax and cuts to Medicare Advantage were considered throughout. The legislation was vetoed by the president, and attempts to override the veto were unsuccessful. ts to override the veto were unsuccessful.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 House Scorecard position Nay +
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.uschamber.com/issues/legislators/07htv house.htm +
Categories Economic Policy (U.S.)  + , U.S. legislation  + , Record votes  +
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